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.
Chicago’s Michal Handzus has been at this NHL thing for a while now and playing with the Blackhawks and winning a Stanley Cup last season only keeps him wanting more. (CSNChicago.com)
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Caps defenseman Mike Green thinks he knows what will fix their defensive woes: More blocked shots. (CSNWashington.com)
Jets backup goalie Michael Hutchinson will get a start in one of the final three games of the season. Heck of a story for a guy who started the year in the ECHL. (Winnipeg Free Press)
Red Wings rookie Tomas Jurco wants to make his shot more effective. Just what they need, another young guy to start sniping goals. (Detroit Free Press)
Will anyone lose their job because of the Toronto Maple Leafs collapse? (Toronto Sun)
If you haven’t seen the on-ice brawl between the NYPD and NYFD hockey players at a charity game on Long Island, you’re going to want to fix that. It’s like a scene out of “Rescue Me” but without Denis Leary and Cam Neely involved. (Puck Daddy)
Finally, if you really want to be grossed out today, check out the damage done to Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff’s ear when a puck almost took it clean off. (Warning: Very graphic photo) (Christian Ehrhoff on Twitter)