PHT Morning Skate: Who will be Nashville’s next head coach?


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.

Who will replace Barry Trotz as the Nashville Predators’ head coach? (The Tennessean)

Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean thinks Erik Karlsson’s leg strength wasn’t quite where he wanted it to be after he suffered an Achilles tendon injury last year and his defensive play suffered as a consequence. (Ottawa Citizen)

Ondrej Palat was a critical player for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, despite being selected with the 208th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. (

Will anything short of repeating as Stanley Cup champions be seen as a disappointment for the Chicago Blackhawks? (CSN Chicago)

The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t have the depth that they did last year, but they might have a bottom-six that’s better suited for their support roles. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

A look back at the 2013-14 campaign. (