PHT Morning Skate: Connor McDavid autographs his hypothetical Sabres sweater


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.

Cheeky stuff from Puck Daddy here: a Buffalo Sabres fan didn’t just get a custom-made Connor McDavid jersey, he got McDavid to sign it. Someone somewhere is probably yelling “collusion!” (Puck Daddy)

Here’s the Tweet itself:

The guy better be careful. Some Sabres fans might accuse him of jinxing them out of the draft lottery in a few months …

This isn’t hockey-related, but it’s a clear example of “tanking” that makes the Sabres’ poor 2014-15 season look like Rudy-on-ice by comparison. (Deadspin)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $30,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Tuesday’s NHL games. It’s just $2 to join and first prize is $3,000. Starts Tuesday at 7pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

ESPN (especially Craig Custance) went in-depth regarding which NHL teams are embracing analytics and which ones are keeping their head in the sand. Take a wild guess which team is the only one in the “nonbelievers” category … (ESPN)

Is David Krejci’s injury the domino that causes a chain reaction of change for the Boston Bruins? (The Hockey News)

Ben Bishop’s “Tron” inspired mask is pretty nifty, but where’s the weird digitized version of Jeff Bridges? (Dave Art)