PHT Morning Skate: Comparing Stamkos, Crosby

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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.

Who has more fantasy value, Steven Stamkos or Sidney Crosby? (NHL.com)

As they prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia and Canada’s women hockey teams will play in Sochi on Sunday and Sept. 10. (Toronto Star)

Retired NHL forward Mathieu Darche has started a new career with Delmar International Inc. (Montreal Gazette)

Months after his six-year, $24 million contract was bought out, 30-year-old defenseman Tom Gilbert is still an unrestricted free agent. (Edmonton Journal)

Forward Will Acton will be competing for a roster spot with the Edmonton Oilers, but some of the people he has to prove himself to already know him very well. His father, Keith Acton is an associate coach and he previously worked under the Oilers’ new bench boss, Dallas Eakins. (Edmonton Journal)

There’s been some speculation recently that the Colorado Avalanche might trade Paul Stastny for Buffalo’s Ryan Miller. Mark Kiszla thinks Miller is exactly what the Avalanche need, but his colleague has been told that there’s no truth to the rumors. (Denver Post)