PHT Morning Skate: List designed to make people mad makes people mad


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.

Sometimes, it seems like “Top X” lists are meant to make people mad. It’s unclear if TSN’s Top 50 player rankings set out to do so, but it accomplished that task anyway.

First, here’s the list itself.

Now, a few reactions:

Mission accomplished?

Looking at the Edmonton Oilers’ options with Jordan Eberle on the shelf. (The Hockey News)

Gauging the odds of some other rookie usurping Connor McDavid for the Calder. (Sportsnet)

Stunning news: a hockey coach makes a grammatical error. (TSN Bardown)

Capitals pose with puppies, smiles for all. (Puck Daddy)

Washington Capitals’ X-factors: centers and defense. (

The Dallas Stars are leaving lingering questions. (Dallas Morning News)