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.
Blues forward Patrik Berglund is normally a center but his recent move to the wing is paying off nicely so far. (Post-Dispatch)
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Oilers forward Ales Hemsky would love to get another chance to play for the Czech Republic in the Olympics. (Edmonton Journal)
Mikko Koivu was banged up on Saturday night and missed most of the third period. The Wild really don’t need to lose their captain while they’re struggling. (Star-Tribune)
Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly knows what it’s like to play for bronze at World Juniors and, you guessed it, it stinks. (Toronto Sun)
Do referees have a vendetta against P.K. Subban? He sure thinks so. (Sun Media)
Pittsburgh writer Seth Rorabaugh shared a story of why he misses the lockout. If you’ve got tissues nearby you might need them. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Wild prospect Matt Dumba had a tough time at World Juniors and he and his Team Canada coach, Brent Sutter, have a history. Not all of it is nice and easy though.