PHT Morning Skate: Wayne Gretzky not looking to return to coaching


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.

Chris Chelios convinced Wayne Gretzky to attended last night’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Afterwards, Gretzky was asked if he was interested in getting back into coaching and he dismissed the possibility. (Toronto Star)

Speaking of the Hall of Fame, here is a look at some of the great players that are on the outside looking in. (Ottawa Citizen)

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The New York Islanders might get Thomas Vanek (upper body) back this week. (Newsday)

Calgary Flames forward Michael Cammalleri thinks hockey players should take a lesson from golfers when it comes to the mental side of the game. (Calgary Sun)

Now that he’s healthy, Beau Bennett could help turn the Pittsburgh Penguins’ third line into more of an offensive threat. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Count 35-year-old defenseman Jan Hejda under the list of players that has flourished under Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy. (Denver Post)