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PHT Morning Skate: Where Trent Whitfield hopes to someday coach

Oct 20, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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Michael Leighton #49 of the Philadelphia Flyers stops Trent Whitfield #42 of the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the Wachovia Center on May 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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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.

A look at the San Jose Sharks prospects that are continuing to develop as the lockout drags on. (CSNBayArea)

Rangers prospect Dylan McIlrath, who was taken with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, had a follow-up knee procedure on Friday after undergoing surgery in July. He hasn’t been given the green light to resume skating yet. (The Bergen Record)

After being held off the scoresheet in the first two games of the AHL Oklahoma City Barons’ 2012-13 campaign, Jordan Eberle found the back of the net and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins registered two assists on Friday. With the NHL locked out, they’re two of the best players in the AHL. (Edmonton Journal)

Nathan MacKinnon knows he’s not Sidney Crosby, despite the comparisons. All the same, MacKinnon is rising above the competition at the QMJHL level — like Crosby did — and he’s a strong contender to go first overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. (Toronto Sun)

Trent Whitfield is interested in becoming a coach once his playing career is over, but for now he’s more than happy to provide the Providence Bruins with a veteran presence. (CSSNE)

When this lockout ends, Jean-Francois Jacques is hoping to work his way back into the NHL. (Edmonton Journal)

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