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 odds of Toronto’s Randy Carlyle being the first coach fired this season are 5/2, according to online bookmaker Bodog. That makes him the favorite, which isn’t likely to shock people, but some might be surprised to see Flyers bench boss Craig Berube listed as the third most likely (4/1). (The Score)
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Devan Dubnyk might be able to turn his career around now that the pressure’s off. (The Arizona Republic)
Part of Paul Holmgren’s job as Philadelphia’s team president has been uniting the hockey and business sides of the organization. (CSN Philly)
Kari Lehtonen has struggled during the preseason, but he thinks he’ll be fine for the start of the season. (Dallas Morning News)
Jaromir Jagr fondly recalls, among other things, his rookie season hair. (Deadspin)
The ECHL has absorbed seven teams in a merger with the Central Hockey League. (ECHL.com)