PHT Morning Skate: Capitals vs. the East; Torchetti joins Flyers’ bench

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• How do the Capitals, as they currently stand, stack up against the rest of the Eastern Conference? [Japers’ Rink]

• John Torchetti will join Mike Yeo on the Flyers’ bench for the remainder of the season. [NBC Sports Philadelphia]

• The Flames’ team group chat helped players a lot during their extended COVID-19 pause. [TSN]

• One area that Rangers GM Chris Drury needs to shore up is the team’s depth. [Blue Seat Blogs]

• On the Canadiens’ season: “The worst team in NHL history was the 1974-75 expansion Washington Capitals, who finished with an 8-67-5 record for a .131 winning percentage. They never won two games in a row. The Canadiens look like they could match that this season.” [Montreal Gazette]

• One player who could challenge Shane Wright’s hold on the No. 1 spot in the 2022 NHL Draft is Logan Cooley. [NBC Sports Edge]

Jason Zucker will be out week-to-week for the Penguins after undergoing core muscle surgery. [Pensburgh]

• Dave Lowry has proven to not be the answer in Winnipeg. [Jets Nation]

• Eric Staal, Owen Power, and Josh Ho-Sang are some of the names you might recognize on the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team. [PHT]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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