PHT Morning Skate: Landeskog has a laugh at Avs’ stats


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.

SB Nation shares its All-Bargain Team. Victor Hedman has to at least be an honorable mention, right? (SB Nation)

Another bit of support for why Mikael Backlund is considered a hidden gem for the Calgary Flames. (The Score)

Want to track line combinations? This is one site aiming to do so, which cannot be easy considering how often NHL coaches tweak their lineups. (Roster Resource)

Apparently even Gabriel Landeskog thinks the Colorado Avalanche’s possession stats were batty last season:

As dangerous as Alex Ovechkin is from the faceoff circle area, here’s compelling evidence that Steven Stamkos deserves credit as the king of that angle:

Another fun shot chart from War on Ice’s interface: Patric Hornqvist could really be a monster on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ power play:

TSN 1200 had The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle on to talk about how RFID’s might be used to track player movement and give NHL teams (and maybe fans) a whole new set of stats to consider. The NBA already has instituted such ideas; here’s one good example. (TSN 1200)

P.K. Subban answers fan questions for