Skip to content

PHT Morning Skate: Where Yakupov, Russia crushes the QMJHL in Subway Super Series opener

Nov 6, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

Yakupov Grigorenko

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.

Team Russia started out the Subway Super Series with a commanding 6-2 victory over the QMJHL All-Stars. Top prospects Nail Yakupov and Mikhail Grigorenko each had a goal and an assist for Russia. (NHL.com)

Brad Richards has been skating with former teammates Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier, but he’s heading back to New York to join his Rangers teammates in helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy in “any way we can.” (Tampa Bay Times)

4,800 people showed up to the Cornwall Civic Complex to see locked-out NHL players including Daniel Alfredsson participate in a charity game. That’s roughly the arena’s maximum capacity and the event took place in a city of just 46,340 people. The Cornwall Peewee B’s also got to play against the NHLers during the first intermission. (Ottawa Citizen)

Edmonton Oilers representative Devan Dubnyk is among the group of NHLers using the term “cautiously optimistic” to describe the current sentiment surrounding the CBA talks. (Edmonton Journal)

Martin Brodeur talks about his experience with Hurricane Sandy. He was in New Jersey when it happened. (The Bergen Record)

Colorado Avalanche teammates Matt Duchene and Semyon Varlamov have been doing pretty good in Europe during the lockout. (Denver Post)

Latest Posts
  1. Habs sign prospects Dumont and Ellis to matching one-year deals

    Jun 1, 2015, 11:00 PM EDT

    GabrielDumont Getty Images

    They’re one-year, two way contracts worth $575,000.

  2. Gonchar, Zidlicky plan to return next season

    Jun 1, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Arizona Coyotes Getty Images

    Both defensemen are set to become unrestricted free agents next month.

  3. Report: John Hynes to be named head coach of the Devils

    Jun 1, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT

    Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins

    New Jersey has a press conference scheduled for noon on Tuesday.

  4. Ex-Leafs goalie Pogge eyeing North American return

    Jun 1, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs Getty Images

    He spent the 2014-15 season in the Swedish Hockey League.

  5. Battered defense: Rangers’ Staal, McDonagh, Girardi, Yandle all played injured

    Jun 1, 2015, 4:52 PM EDT

    Dan Girardi Getty Images

    Two had fractured bones and the others were dealing with strains.

  6. Coyotes will unveil new jerseys for 2015-16 campaign

    Jun 1, 2015, 4:14 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Arizona Coyotes Getty Images

    They’ll do so at their draft day viewing party.

  7. Blue Jackets sign defenseman Kukan from Swedish league

    Jun 1, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

    Lulea Hockey v Frolunda Gothenburg - Champions Hockey League Final Getty Images

    They also inked 2014 third round pick Blake Siebenaler.

  8. Is it fair to hold cap teams to old dynasty standards?

    Jun 1, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Anaheim Ducks - Game Seven Getty Images

    The league has become more competitive and great teams are forced to make hard choices.

  9. Tampa Bay’s cap situation is still pretty promising

    Jun 1, 2015, 1:59 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Seven Getty Images

    Sure, there are challenges ahead, but also great opportunities.

  10. McCauley, O’Halloran, Pollock, Sutherland named Stanley Cup Final referees

    Jun 1, 2015, 1:59 PM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Phoenix Coyotes Getty Images

    That’s back-to-back finals for McCauley and O’Halloran.

  11. Report: Ex-Oilers coach Eakins interviewed for WHL Vancouver gig

    Jun 1, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT

    DallasEakins2 Getty Images

    This after Vancouver previously interviewed Ted Nolan.

  12. Leafs hire director of sports science from NBA’s Nets

    Jun 1, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT

    mapleleafslogo

    He also worked for Team USA in the 2012 London Olympics.

  13. Put on the cape: Blues GM wants more from Stastny

    Jun 1, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT

    Minnesota Wild v St Louis Blues - Game Two Getty Images

    “We need him to be a bigger and better part of our team.”

  14. Report: Islanders will let prospect Russo walk

    Jun 1, 2015, 10:38 AM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits Getty Images

    The 2011 fourth-rounder will become a free agent.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. M. Beleskey (1440)
  2. S. Weber (1390)
  3. K. Letang (1382)
  4. P. Kane (1333)
  5. J. Toews (1290)