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.
ESPN’s 2015 Ultimate Standings ranked the Tampa Bay Lightning as the third best franchise among the MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. Finishing in last place out of the 122 teams was the Toronto Maple Leafs — again. At least hiring Mike Babcock caused them to jump in the coaching category. (ESPN)
On what makes the Chicago Blackhawks’ fourth line as effective as it is. (Chicago Sun-Times)
James Wisniewski is in high spirits after undergoing surgery because of a torn ACL:
There’s no shortage of coaches that are already on the hot seat. (Calgary Sun)