PHT Morning Skate: Penguins CEO defends Crosby after skipping DMV line

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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.

Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse stuck up for Sidney Crosby after the star player attracted some criticism for being advanced to the front of the DMV line. DMV’s community relations coordinator, Jan McKnight, also defended the decision as one that “just makes sense.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

The University of Calgary Dinos will get a chance to play against the Calgary Flames’ rookies on Sept. 9. (Calgary Sun)

Although defenseman Matt Carkner is no longer a member of the Senators, he thinks very highly of Chris Phillips and believes he would be a good choice to replace Daniel Alfredsson as Ottawa’s captain. (Ottawa Citizen)

The Vancouver Canucks have added some personnel for the AHL Utica Comets. Nolan Baumgartner and Paul Jerrard will serve as assistant coaches while Pat Conacher is the team’s director of hockey operations. (NHL.com)

After enjoying a breakout season, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri is working on his skating. (Toronto Sun)

Ben Raby is listing off the top 10 most intriguing game of the Washington Capitals’ upcoming schedule. (CSN Washington)