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PHT Morning Skate: Where the Devils keep getting good news

Jun 10, 2012, 7:57 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.

The New Jersey Devils’ lengthy playoff run pushed their financial struggles to the “back pages,” so to speak. Richard Sandomir passes along word that the Devils might have found someone to help them out with their debts; in other words, it’s been a week full of good news for the team. (The New York Times)

On this day in 1978, Wayne Gretzky signed his first professional contract with the WHA. Nine years later, he won his eighth Hart Trophy in a row in the NHL. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Was Zach Parise playing angry last night? (Fire & Ice)

Apparently Darren Helm looks like he “crossed Zorro” after shedding a cast on his leg. (Detroit Free Press)

If John Davidson indeed joins the Columbus Blue Jackets front office, there’s an argument that will mean that the Rick Nash sweepstakes might just end up being an afterthought. (Slap Shot)

Simon Gagne is “relishing” his shot at a Cup. Unfortunately, the Kings are 0-2 in the playoffs since he returned. (NHL.com)

What might the Washington Capitals do with two first-round picks in this year’s draft? (CSNWashington.com)

Another batch of trade rumors to chew on. (ESPN)

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