PHT Morning Skate: Stamkos talks up Drouin, who’ll be ‘a stud in this league for a long time’

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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.

Steve Stamkos balked on going to free agency to stick with Tampa Bay. Now he’s eagerly anticipating what the future has in store. (ESPN)

Detroit re-signed AHL netminder Jared Coreau to a two-year extension, with the second year a one-way deal. (MLive)

After scoring nine points in 30 games as a rookie, Ryan Dzingel scored a new contract from Ottawa. (Senators)

The Panthers are reportedly kicking the tires on KHL sniper Vadim Shipachev. (Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Longtime NHLer Ray Whitney will apparently be caddying for Canadian golfer (and big Calgary Flames fan) Graham DeLaet at the Rio Olympics this summer. (Yahoo)

Martin Brodeur’s son, Anthony, has scored a tryout from the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Sportsnet)