PHT Morning Skate: Flyers don’t expect to make big trade


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.

Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren doesn’t think he’ll make a big trade before the deadline. (Philadelphia Daily News)

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New Jersey Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas “went back to basics” during his AHL stint. (The Star-Ledger)

Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins used the Canadian Olympic team as an example of what can be accomplished when skilled forwards buy into a defensive system. (Edmonton Sun)

Vladimir Sobotka is making progress in his recovery from a knee injury, but he’s still a ways away from returning. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella felt the need to apologize for saying that he hoped Sweden would beat Canada in the gold medal game. (

Although he missed out on a bronze medal as a result, Sean Bergenheim doesn’t regret turning down Finland’s offer to join its Olympic team. He felt he needed the break to deal with lingering injury problems. (Miami Herald)