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.
Los Angeles Kings assistant GM Rob Blake is predicting that whatever suspension Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott gets, disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan will face criticism for it not being enough. “I don’t see it being the big one (suspension) people are waiting for,” Blake said. He used to work with Shanahan. (Edmonton Journal)
Sean Monahan is earning plenty of praise for his poise. (Flames.nhl.com)
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Chris Stewart might be available for the St. Louis Blues’ match on Tuesday, but they aren’t likely to have Magnus Paajarvi. Both forwards suffered upper-body injuries Saturday. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Former defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom misses playing in the NHL, but he still thinks it was his time to retire. It’s allowed him to help coach his son’s team in Sweden and he enjoys all the extra time he now has with his family. (Detroit Free Press)
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Brandon Sutter is searching for his first goal of the season going into Monday’s game against his old team, the Carolina Hurricanes. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Dallas Stars goaltending prospect Jack Campbell’s new mask pays tribute to former President John F. Kennedy. (The Score)