PHT Morning Skate: 85-year-old aims to set hockey Guinness record

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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.

Jan Loos hopes to set a Guinness record on Friday by becoming the oldest man to play in a competitive hockey game. He turned 85 on Thursday. Former NHL referee Don Van Massenhoven will serve as the event’s recorder. (London Free Press)

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Bill Peters’ first season of head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes certainly has left plenty to be desired. Before Thursday’s game against Toronto, he admitted that it’s been more challenging than he anticipated. (News & Observer)

The Arizona Coyotes struggles aren’t enough to make Shane Doan consider requesting a trade. (Arizona Republic)

In praise of Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley, who recently inked a multi-year extension. (Calgary Sun)

Is it ridiculous to think that Mike Babcock might end up as the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers next season? (Edmonton Sun)

John Carlson has been putting in extra work before the start of morning skates and it seems to be paying off. (Washington Post)