PHT Morning Skate: Poapst joins AHL Iowa’s coaching staff

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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.

Terry Frei argues that the Colorado Avalanche will regret their decision to pass on Seth Jones with the number one pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. (Denver Post)

Retired defenseman Steve Poapst will serve as an assistant coach with the AHL Iowa Wild. Poapst had 36 points and 173 penalty minutes in 307 career NHL games. (NHL.com)

The Nashville Predators are taking some steps to try and ensure that Chicago Blackhawks fans don’t attend the 2013-14 games between those two clubs at Bridgestone Arena. (CSN Chicago)

On Wednesday, Nassau County will name the developer that will have the rights to renovate Nassau Coliseum. That’s the current home of the New York Islanders, but they have plans to relocate to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Newsday)

Blake Kessel is happy to see Maple Leafs fans embrace his older brother, Phil Kessel, despite some rocky patches along the way. (Toronto Sun)

Does 21-year-old forward Taylor Hall have the potential to eventually post a 100-plus point season? (Edmonton Journal)