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PHT Morning Skate: Where Vegas still loves Crosby

Jan 11, 2013, 9:00 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.

Bovada released its odds for the season and playoffs, including Sidney Crosby being the odds-on favorite for the Hart Trophy and Henrik Lundqvist for the Vezina. (Bovada)

The bad news: Willie Mitchell‘s knee is bad enough to stop him from skating. The good news? Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi said there aren’t structural issues. (Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott)

Joe Thornton is relieved that he won’t need to miss yet another season. (CSNBayArea.com)

Things might not be much better for the Carolina Hurricanes with the new CBA. (Charlotte News & Observer)

Katie Baker discusses her WJC adventures in Russia. (Grantland)

Starting goalies might get a lot of mileage in this shortened season. James Mirtle points out that eight netminders played at least 40 games during the 1994-95 campaign. (The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle)

This excerpt from Sean Pronger’s book details the wrong day to be hungover – namely when you unexpectedly become Wayne Gretzky’s linemate. (Deadspin)

Blake Wheeler should forward this article about his passing wizardry to his agent. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Brad Boyes shoots for a bounce-back season with the New York Islanders. (Puck Daddy)

Great expectations for Jakub Voracek. (CSNPhilly.com)

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    Jul 29, 2015, 6:27 PM EDT

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    “It really wasn’t about Dainius himself.”

  2. Gillette Stadium will host Bruins-Habs alumni game ahead of Winter Classic

    Jul 29, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT

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    The contest will air on Dec. 31 while the Classic itself is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Jan. 1.

  3. Ryan Murray: ‘I have to show up and prove it’

    Jul 29, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Staying healthy would help, too.

  4. Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs

    Jul 29, 2015, 1:22 PM EDT

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    The Seal Beach Detention Center isn’t exactly Shawshank.

  5. Campbell credits ECHL stint for turning his game around

    Jul 29, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT

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    “I relaxed down there and came back with the same attitude and everything kind of took care of itself.”

  6. Zubrus on unconditional waivers for purpose of terminating his contract

    Jul 29, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT

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    Veteran forward had just four goals and six assists in 74 games last season.

  7. Talbot knows he has a ‘great opportunity’ in Edmonton

    Jul 29, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT

    Cam Talbot AP

    Can he give the Oilers the goaltending they so badly need?

  8. Report: Rangers prospect Andersson headed to North America

    Jul 29, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Spent last season with Lugano in the Swiss League.

  9. Report: Visnovsky considering European options

    Jul 28, 2015, 9:38 PM EDT

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    Potentially a move to Switzerland, or the Czech League.

  10. Sabres name Cunneyworth AHL head coach

    Jul 28, 2015, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Returning him to Rochester for a third time.

  11. Orpik undergoes wrist surgery, should be ready for season opener

    Jul 28, 2015, 7:39 PM EDT

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    Washington d-man is expected to miss the next two weeks of offseason training.

  12. Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million

    Jul 28, 2015, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Nice payday after posting a career-high in goals this season.

  13. For Pens, Tuesday’s moves were all about depth and finances up front

    Jul 28, 2015, 4:23 PM EDT

    Jim Rutherford AP

    “When you look at the structure of our salaries and our cap, it’s important to get those bottom-six cap hits in better shape.”

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