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.
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The Blues’ line of Vladimir Tarasenko, Vladimir Sobotka, and Patrik Berglund have been getting things done lately. Now they just need a catchy nickname. (Post-Dispatch)
Players who were coached by Paul Maurice in Carolina in 2002 believe he’ll be a good fit for the Jets. (Canadian Press)
Who’s next to pay the price in Winnipeg if the losing persists? The players know it’ll be them. (Winnipeg Sun)
Believe it or not, Leafs coach Randy Carlyle has faith in Jake Gardiner. (Toronto Sun)
Michael Del Zotto would like to stay on the left side, not the right. He’d probably also like to not end up a healthy scratch anymore. (Ranger Rants)
Finally, get ready to have your icy, cold heart melted. The Capitals granted a Make-A-Wish to eight-year-old Branden Neinaber who suffers from a disease similar to cancer. He got to drop the ceremonial first puck between captains Alex Ovechkin and Steve Ott on Sunday and produced this very awesome moment. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)