PHT Morning Skate: No Sparky in Brooklyn

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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.

New York Newsday’s Arthur Staple tracks down word that mascot “Sparky the Dragon” won’t join the New York Islanders in Brooklyn. Dry (some) of those tears, though: Sparky will still show up for some Long Island-area events. (Staple’s feed)

Aside: here’s hoping the Islanders roll out a really obnoxious hipster mascot. Maybe just this album cover with mascot legs?

How will the presence of metal detectors at all NHL arenas affect fans? (The Hockey News)

Early thoughts on 3-on-3 OT. (TSN)

The Toronto Maple Leafs and biomechanics. (Sportsnet)

“The kid who was better than Gretzky.” (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Ranking the Metropolitan Division’s top 10 defensemen. (Japers’ Rink)