PHT Morning Skate: Is Stewart’s new contract a prelude to far bigger deal?


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Trying to make sense of the reports linking Jaromir Jagr to the New Jersey Devils. (Bergen Record)

St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart recently agreed to a two-year, $8.3 million contract. He’s on track to get a far bigger payday when this deal is done. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

For the fifth straight season, the Montreal Canadiens will kickoff their schedule with a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Montreal Gazette)

Washington Capitals prospect Patrick Wey is getting ready to make the jump from Boston College to AHL Hershey. (CSN Washington)

Here’s a team assembled entirely out of unrestricted free agents. (Yahoo! Sports)

The Nashville Predators have a bit of a logjam when it comes to forwards. (The Tennessean)