PHT Morning Skate: Miikka Kiprusoff’s Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame speech was remarkably short


–Former Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Justin Pogge went from being a top prospect to being an after thought. After fizzing out in North America, Pogge played in Italy, in Sweden’s first and second divisions and he’s currently in the KHL. He’s a much more confident goaltender, and he and his wife are hoping he’ll be able to latch on in North America, again. (The Hockey News)

–Pierre LeBrun sat down for a Q & A with Sharks defenseman Brent Burns. They discussed a number of different things including Burns’ parents, they spoke about how the Sharks defenseman has been able to step up his game over the last few season and they also touched on how he’s learned to take care of his body. “I remember my first NHL game, I was sitting in the room after the game and I said, ‘That’s just the first one? That was unbelievable. I gotta do that again?’ It was like, ‘Holy s—, I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that. This is insane.'” (ESPN)

–We’re a quarter of a way through the 2016-17 season and even though it’s still early, the playoff picture is starting to take shape. Sports Illustrated takes a deeper look at important advanced stats and each team’s probability of making the postseason. (Sports Illustrated)

–Former NHL goalie Mikka Kiprusoff was inducted into Finland’s hockey hall of fame, which is a pretty nice honor. But instead of giving some heartwarming acceptance speech, the former Calgary Flame gave a 13-word speech. Yup, 13 words and that includes making fun of some people. (BarDown)

–The Philadelphia Flyers are currently riding a 10-game winning streak, but it’s not the first time the franchise has had that kind of success. This current run is tied for the third-longest in team history. Here’s a look back at the other three streaks the organization went on, starting with their franchise record 13 consecutive wins in 1985. (NHL)

Shane Doan‘s 14-year-old son is a huge Auston Matthews fan, according to his father. That makes sense considering Matthews is from Arizona:

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