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PHT Morning Skate: Where Bobby Ryan trumps Rick Nash

Jul 6, 2012, 7:30 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.

Jesse Spector expresses a point many of us are expressing these days: Bobby Ryan‘s a much more desirable trade target than Rick Nash. He outlines some of the biggest reasons why. (Sporting News)

The San Jose Sharks might just shed that “slow” label yet; word is they have some interest in New York Islanders speedster Michael Grabner. (CSNBayArea.com)

One of the most interesting salary arbitration cases would involve Jamie McGinn and the Colorado Avalanche. McGinn played outstanding hockey once he was traded to Colorado, but it was still a small sample size, so how much is he worth? Adrian Dater examines that question. (Denver Post)

The Detroit Red Wings added Tom Renney as an associate coach. (Edmonton Journal)

How an improved Tampa Bay Lightning defense might make for an improved Lightning offense. (Tampa Bay Times)

Ruslan Fedotenko discusses becoming a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. (CSNPhilly.com)

Harrison Mooney discusses the fact that NHL teams aren’t afraid to hand 40-year-old players contracts these days. At least, they’re not afraid to hand them one or two-year deals, that is. (Puck Daddy)

A St. Louis-area columnist says that the Blues are being smart, not cheap, when it comes to their off-season transactions. (STLtoday.com)

Marc Torrence breaks down an interesting question. Who’s more to blame for Ryan Suter‘s departure: Nashville Predators GM David Poile or Suter himself? (On the Forecheck)

  1. bcisleman - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Read articles more carefully, Jim. The writer seems interested in trading Clowe for Grabner, but was careful to point out that there have been no talks between the SJS & the NYI and that such a trade is unlikely for now.

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