PHT Morning Skate: Dustin Brown probable for opener

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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.

Dustin Brown (hamstring) thinks he’ll be healthy enough to play in the Los Angeles Kings’ season opener. (Los Angeles Times)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Beau Bennett is about to start what should be a big season for him. (McKeesport Daily News)

Cory Sarich worked under coach John Tortorella for years in Tampa Bay and he thought very highly of Tortorella for his first few years. “But I think it got a little frustrating for him toward the end with his time in Tampa,” Sarich added. He thinks there needs to be a balance, which he feels is a strength of his new bench boss, Patrick Roy. (Denver Post)

Philadelphia Flyers prospect Scott Laughton failed to impression during Thursday’s preseason contest. (CSN Philly)

Realignment should mean the revival of the once passionate rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. (Toronto Sun)

The Calgary Flames cut four players from their training camp roster on Thursday, including Max Reinhart. The 21-year-old forward got his first taste of NHL action last season. (Flames.nhl.com)