PHT Morning Skate: So, what happened to that Toronto expansion bid?


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.

Remember back in June, when GTA Sports & Entertainment CEO Graeme Roustan said he would “definitely” be making an expansion application? Well, it didn’t happen. “While we continue to focus on developing the GTA Centre, we were not able to complete the necessary work by the application deadline,” a spokesperson for GTA Sports & Entertainment said. “We hope that another such opportunity presents itself in the future.” (Toronto Sun)

The Blue Jackets put together an interesting, behind-the-scenes video of GM Jarmo Kekalainen working the phones at the 2015 NHL Draft table. (Columbus Blue Jackets)

Ex-Islanders bench boss Scott Gordon was introduced as the new head coach of Philly’s AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley on Monday. (

Troy Brouwer says “I’m not going to try and be Oshie.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Meet the three Korean players that participated in Dallas’ prospects camp. (