PHT Morning Skate: Carlyle not pleased with Leiweke’s ‘terrible character’ remarks

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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.

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle feels outgoing MLSE president Tim Leiweke’s recent terrible character remarks don’t help the team. (Toronto Sun)

Washington Capitals bench boss Barry Trotz is worried about the level of access the new Winter Classic reality series might have to the team’s “sacred” locker room. (CSN Washington)

Henrik Lundqvist thinks one of the challenges facing the New York Rangers in 2014-15 will be to avoid getting too far ahead of themselves. They want another shot in the Stanley Cup Final, but they have to focus on making the playoffs first. (New York Post)

2014 first-round draft pick Sam Bennett credited Dennis Wideman with taking him under his wing and helping him get ready for Calgary’s training camp. (Calgary Sun)

After coming up short in their last three playoff runs, head coach Ken Hitchcock thinks the St. Louis Blues have “got a maturity about them.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Although he would have doubtlessly preferred to stick with the Coyotes, Lucas Lessio acknowledged that spending the bulk of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors was best for him. The 21-year-old forward has a shot at playing for Arizona this season though. (Arizona Republic)