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PHT Morning Skate: Trade speculation brewing in Tampa Bay

Feb 8, 2012, 7:27 AM EDT

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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.

Evan Oberg‘s recall to Tampa Bay while they’ve got a healthy full house of defensemen has people wondering if a deal is on the way. (Tampa Tribune)

Jimmy Howard could be back in the Detroit net by the weekend? At this point you might as well have a lottery to see what date he returns with all the different speculation. (Detroit Free Press)

Jordan Eberle‘s season in Edmonton is highly impressive as he’s on a pace to score more than 30 goals. (Edmonton Journal)

Best story of the day: Max Pacioretty‘s presence helped a youngster fresh out of a coma say his first words. (Montreal Gazette)

Apparently Evander Kane was hurt a lot longer ago than previously thought and played through a concussion. Uh oh. (Winnipeg Sun)

Did George Parros turn down a chance to be in the shootout against Calgary the other night? Funny story: Parros has won the Ducks’ most accurate shooter competition the last two years. (OC Register)

If Lindy Ruff can’t give it a go behind the bench tonight (broken ribs), James Patrick will take his spot. (Buffalo News)

Zach Parise was almost the goat for the Devils last night. Almost. (Star-Ledger)

Finally, check out the incredible save by Roberto Luongo in Vancouver’s win over Nashville. (NHL)

  1. barkar942 - Feb 8, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Now, let’s all get a “Put it all back in perspective dose of reality check”!
    The story about the boy in a coma and Max Pacioretty shows what really is important in life.

    • elvispocomo - Feb 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      Yup, good on him for stepping up to make a difference in his community (and around the world with Tretiak). I wonder if he’s thought about calling Dr. Recchi – no sense letting all that valuable medical experience go to waste now that Recchi’s retired…

  2. lsxphotog - Feb 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Matt Gilroy was a healthy scratch last night for Tampa. I imagine he won’t be on the team for much longer, in one way or another.

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