PHT Morning Skate: Gift ideas for every NHL team


–The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell looks at what Christmas gifts each team could use this holiday season. From a Giant stuffed unicorn to a Play-Doh Hungry Hippos Playset, this article has gift suggestions you probably haven’t even heard of. (The Hockey News)

–The New York Post gives us a deeper look into the Rangers’ prospect pool. Most of their best young players are already on the roster, but the team’s scouting staff believes they’ve found some gems in the later rounds of drafts. Goalie prospect Igot Shestyorkin has drawn some comparisons to Henrik Lundqvist. (New York Post)

– takes a look at the top 16 moments from 2016, including P.K. Subban imitating Jaromir Jagr, the passing of Gordie Howe and a historic day of trades over the summer. Looking back, this year’s been filled with a lot of great stories.  (NHL)

–NHL referee Tim Peel is excited to take part in next week’s Winter Classic. He’s also doing something special for a pair of police officers that were hurt in the line of duty. “I was flying home from Phoenix reading about the officers that were injured in the line of duty and how they became close friends because they were both rehabbing in Denver. I read that article and I came home and said to my wife, ‘I need to do something for them,'” said Peel. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

–Most hockey fans would agree that Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe are the top four players in NHL history, but where does Jaromir Jagr rank? Is he the fifth-best player in league history? Sports Illustrated makes an interesting case for Jagr. (Sports Illustrated)

–Former NHL forward Nathan Gerbe scored a pretty ridiculous shootout goal in the Swiss League the other day. You’ve gotta see this: