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.
We’ve frequently seen minor league hockey teams come out with some great promotions revolving around jersey gimmicks, yet the MiLB’s Rochester Red Wings are really outdoing themselves by commemorating the “Miracle on Ice.” Was Miracle on Grass the right call, or should the headline have been Miracle on a Baseball Diamond? (Rochester Red Wings via The Hockey News)
How the Philadelphia Flyers are coping with salary cap “jail.” (Sportsnet)
Sean Avery with a fascinating take on (his) life after hockey. (The Players’ Tribune)
If you’ve seen the great 30 for 30 documentary “Big Shot,” you get the impression that John Spano Jr. – the guy who served hard time for trying to swindle the NHL and New York Islanders – might have a shaky future. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for grand theft and forgery related to a job he took after the fiasco with the Islanders. (The News-Herald)