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PHT Morning Skate: Where Shea Weber is accidentally grabbing headlines

Jul 8, 2012, 10:09 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.

Larry Brooks ponders what it would be like for Shea Weber to be a Ranger. (New York Post)

Meanwhile, Elliotte Friedman argues scrapping long-term contracts in the next CBA is a bad idea. Yeah, Weber wants one of those. (CBC)

Is the price too high for Rick Nash? Aaron Portzline digs in on that. (Columbus Dispatch)

Michael Russo details the 72 hours leading up to the Wild signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Great stuff. (Star-Tribune)

Steve Simmons discusses Wild GM Chuck Fletcher making his mark on the league this summer. (Toronto Sun)

Mitch Albom says even without Ryan Suter, Detroit is still Hockeytown. Well isn’t that nice? (Detroit Free Press)

  1. freneticgarfieldfan - Jul 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    “Is the price too high for Rick Nash?” – wow, they are really quick in realizing that…

    • polegojim - Jul 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM

      This is why Columbus… will remain ‘Columbus’, and epitome of how NOT to get things done to help the team.

      On top of it, what do you thing Nash’s mindset will be in Oct?

      Ridiculous – look forward to ANOTHER year at the bottom Blue Jackets fans.

  2. buddysguys - Jul 8, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    why is it the Rangers fans and media feel they can get any free agent they want? I understand large market they always have money but who have they signed recently that makes them think that…Richards is about it. how did Drury and Gomez and Redden work out?? I also don’t feel they are a destination in the hockey world anymore. NYC needs to take a step back and realize this.

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Jul 8, 2012 at 12:37 PM

      same for Philly, IMO

  3. mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    If any of the teams he has said yes to had enough NHL ready prospects and could fit this into their cap this would be done by now, but no team is that deep. Anyone who Nash goes to will ruin their teams 3rd and 4th lines which is a huge deal.

  4. mclovinhockey - Jul 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    If the free agent market was not so shallow teams could replace the players they trade off with depth guys but there is almost no talent left on the market.

  5. sjsharks66 - Jul 8, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    I really hope Nash get traded before the season starts. If not, it’s all we will hear about in February.

  6. capsrockva - Jul 8, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    anyone who wamts semin can have him

  7. cloudniner9 - Jul 8, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    on the Nash trade, the days of a team gutting it self to get one high end player are over, todays GMs know that depth wins cups and giving your young talent away is a fast way to get fired (ie the leafs for the last 20 years) and miss the playoffs. Columbus should take the draft picks and move on.

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