PHT Morning Skate: Why Ryan Miller isn’t helpful to Capitals’ needs


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.

One of the teams rumored to be chasing Sabres goalie Ryan Miller is the Washington Capitals. One writer gives their reasons why the Caps have other more pressing needs than making an upgrade in goal. (Washington Post)

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Canucks fans can breathe a bit easier knowing that when it comes to possibly shaking up the team, coach John Tortorella and GM Mike Gillis are on the same page when it comes to players. (Vancouver Sun)

Johnny Oduya’s lower-body injury that kept him out of the Blackhawks’ game against Anaheim last night shouldn’t keep him out of Sochi. (Tracey Myers)

Erik Karlsson is feeling good about Sweden’s chances headed into the Olympics. He also likes that they don’t have as much pressure as Russia or Canada. (

Zdeno Chara will miss Boston’s next two games to be Slovakia’s flag bearer at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and that means it’s time for the Bruins’ young defensemen to show what they’ve got. (

Jarome Iginla is wishing the Olympic break wasn’t happening right when he was heating up. (

Chris Thorburn is making the most of his chances with the Jets. (Winnipeg Sun)

Nikolai Kulemin is due to be a free agent this summer and would love to stay with the Maple Leafs. (Toronto Sun)