PHT Morning Skate: Caps confirm that they haven’t discussed buying out Laich

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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.

The Washington Capitals have confirmed earlier reports that they haven’t discussed the possibility of buying out Brooks Laich. (Washington Post)

The Chicago Blackhawks want to avoid losing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane at all costs, but how much the duo asks for will have a trickle down effect. (CSN Chicago)

It’s suspected by some that part of the reason Jason Spezza wants out of Ottawa is because of a disconnect with Senators coach Paul MacLean. (Ottawa Sun)

The Edmonton Oilers are reportedly planning on hiring former Hockey Canada CEO Bob Nicholson. (

If it’s true that Vincent Lecavalier is on the market, what teams might be interested in taking him off of the Philadelphia Flyers’ hands? (CSN Philly)

The Central Hockey League’s Missouri Mavericks have hired former NHL defenseman Richard Matvichuk to serve as the team’s head coach. (Dallas News)