PHT Morning Skate: Some big names won’t be on the Stanley Cup soon


Apparently Gordie Howe’s and Maurice Richard’s names won’t be on the Stanley Cup much longer. (The Hockey News)

It won’t be long before the Stanley Cup Final shifts back to Nashville for Game 6, where the Predators have given the Pittsburgh Penguins everything they can handle. Boisterous crowds have prompted some contentious discussions, and in the case of Predators president Sean Henry, he’s lost patience with certain members of the Pittsburgh media. Specifically, he’s annoyed that people are trying to claim that the noise in “Smashville” isn’t totally legit. (The Tennessean)

The 10 best teams of the salary cap era, according to Sean “Down Goes Brown” McIndoe. (Sportsnet)

An odd story about a Washington Capitals fan turning on Alex Ovechkin, and thus rooting for (gasp) the Penguins. (Puck Daddy)

How would Sami Vatanen fit in with the Toronto Maple Leafs? (TSN)

Sometimes the NHL comes off as a little … old. (Vice Sports)