PHT Morning Skate: Former NHLer Gino Odjick has a terminal disease


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.

Former NHL forward Gino Odjick has been diagnosed with AL amyloidosis, a rare terminal disease. He wrote a letter to the fans to talk about his condition. (

There’s plenty of trade rumors involving the Winnipeg Jets’ Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien. (Winnipeg Sun)

Kasperi Kapanen thinks getting a chance to play in Finland after his father, ex-NHLer Sami Kapanen, moved them there from South Jersey, ended up helping his game. (CSN Philly)

The interview process between teams and young prospects plays an important role in determining who squads take. Among other things, the players are subjected to written psychological tests. (Edmonton Sun)

With the Detroit Red Wings embracing a youth movement, GM Ken Holland is upbeat about the 2014 draft. (Detroit Free Press)

Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman thinks he’ll be able to find players that can make it to the NHL throughout the 2014 draft, although he doesn’t expect any of the guys he takes to have an immediate impact. (CSN Chicago)