PHT Morning Skate: That Lindros story that’s making the rounds

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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.

Ex-NHL referee Paul Stewart, now blogging for Huffington Post, make some waves yesterday with an anecdote about Eric Lindros during Lindros’ rookie campaign. (HuffPo)

Sidney Crosby won the “Best NHL Player” award at last night’s ESPYs. (NHL.com)

On Nashville’s low-risk, high-reward offseason. (SB Nation)

Ottawa’s Stephane Da Costa is one of the big reasons France has made a significant push on the international hockey scene. (Pressconnects)

The Florida Panthers won’t rush Mike Matheson — the defenseman taken in the first round (23rd overall) at the 2012 draft — into the NHL. (NHL.com)

Veteran NHLer Taylor Pyatt knows his 13-year NHL career might be done, so he’s considering options in Europe. (Thunder Bay News Watch)