PHT Morning Skate: Don’t call it a competition, says the Hamburglar

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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.

“It’s not something I’m going to label as [a competition]. I’m just going to approach the season to be the best goalie that I can be and I want to play as many games as I can. … However many that is, I don’t know, but to say there’s a competition or anything like that, I wouldn’t say that.”

That’s Sens goalie Andrew Hammond, talking about the perceived “goalie battle” with fellow netminder Craig Anderson. (NHL.com)

New Canuck Brandon Sutter wants to “bring something the team is missing and push us over the edge.” (Vancouver Sun)

Interesting piece here on the intense training regimen Connor McDavid experienced under Gary Roberts’ watchful eye. (Globe and Mail)

Heading into the final year of his contract, Coyotes captain Shane Doan thinks he could continue playing beyond ’15-16. (AZ Central)

Tyler Benson, the WHL Giants prospect projected to be a first-round pick in 2016, has undergone surgery to “mend a lower-body ailment.” (Vancouver Province)