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.
So, uh, apparently San Jose Sharks and Metallica teamed up for a special night last night. This post’s main image is one example of … “#MetalliSharks” (Kinda looks more Danzig than Metallica, if you ask me.)
PHT covered the finer details of this odd marriage yesterday, but let’s look at a few of the results of this strange offering. Dust off your Napster jokes if you still have them …
1. Wonder if the Vancouver Canucks feel jilted?
2. Perhaps it was too on the nose for Metallica to link up with the Tampa Bay Lightning?
3. Does Dan Boyle feel left out or would he have just trashed the combination because the band cut its hair about a million years ago?
… So many questions.
Moving on …
Toronto seems to be the one place Eric Staal would consider accepting a trade to, depending upon the rumors you may believe. The question is: why? (Sportsnet)
Check out what this “Hulk-like” hockey parent did. (Deadspin)
GM Steve Yzerman assesses the Lightning at the All-Star break. (Tampa Tribune)
How various Washington Capitals approach contract years. (Washington Post)