PHT Morning Skate: Pens GM Rutherford wouldn’t trade Letang for any other defenseman in the NHL


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.

–If you ask Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, there’s no defenseman he’d trade Kris Letang for. (

–Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski correctly predicted that the Sharks would beat the Preds in Game 7. His analysis was a little off though. (SB Nation)

–The Kitchener Rangers hired former NHL defenseman Jay McKee to be their next head coach. (

–Watch the highlights from last night’s game between the Sharks and Preds. (Top)

–Arizona State hired former NHL defenseman Garnet Exelby to be their strength and conditioning coach. (

Ryan O'Reilly and Matt Duchene take turns interviewing each other. (ESPN)

–Tonight Show superlatives: 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs edition: