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.
It’s no secret Teemu Selanne has been unhappy recently with his playing time and how he’s been used in Anaheim. Now that he’s playing on the team’s top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, it’s paying off and he’s loving life. (Ducks)
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How bad are things for the Maple Leafs right now? They’ve lost five in a row and have given up a nine point lead in the standings on the competition. (Sportsnet)
Devils coach Peter DeBoer said after beating the Leafs last night that if they keep getting strong goaltending they can win every night. They might have to do that to make the playoffs. (Fire & Ice)
Speaking of the Devils, if they do miss the playoffs could that mean Jaromir Jagr finds a new place to play next season? (NJ.com)
Dmitry Kulikov is an impending RFA and the Panthers haven’t started negotiating with him. (George Richards)
Darren Helm’s speed hasn’t come all the way back now that he’s healthy, but it’s getting there. (Detroit Free Press)
Things are bad enough in Ottawa and now the question is whether or not Jason Spezza will stay with the team after all this. (Ottawa Sun)