PHT Morning Skate: Goalie rankings, 2013’s best games


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.

Former NHL forward Nikolai Zherdev has signed with the KHL Lev Prague. (Ria Novosti)

Sam McCaig gives his rankings of the NHL’s top 30 goaltenders. (Yahoo!)

A detailed look at Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis. (LA Kings Insider)

Dallas Stars assistant GM Les Jackson was happy with what he saw from 20-year-old defenseman Jamie Oleksiak in his first pro season. (

Adam Kimelman lists off the best games of the 2013 campaign. (

Is it time for the NHL to expand to 32 teams? Ken Campbell argues that it’s viable from a talent pool perspective. It’s worth adding that NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly recently said that the Pacific Northwest would get “serious consideration” if the league were to expand or relocate a franchise. (The Hockey News)