PHT Morning Skate: Phil Kessel says ‘Hello’


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.

Photo day in school was always an awkward day. That’s certainly the case for Team USA and, in particular, Phil Kessel. Show us your “Grr” face, big guy! (Puck Daddy, Pension Plan Puppets)

In Team Canada’s camp, Eric Duhatschek says everyone should stop worrying about their goaltending. (The Globe And Mail)

Meanwhile, Mike Babcock says the answer to who plays in goal will be clear in Sochi. Well we’d hope so by that point. (Calgary Sun)

Bobby Ryan’s summer of change has kept him busy, but he’s ready to take over in Ottawa. (Toronto Sun)

Andrew Ladd hopes he’s got what it takes to crack the Canadian roster. (Winnipeg Free Press)

The Capitals’ home-away-from-home practice rink in Virginia has made for a nice setting for Team USA. (

Gustav Nyquist’s finesse makes him a great fit on the third line? Remember when that used to be the “Grind Line” in Detroit? (Detroit Free Press)