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PHT Morning Skate: Where Eric, Jordan Staal get ready for first season together

Jan 18, 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.

Carey Price has a sore groin, but he insists that it’s “just a real minor thing” and he’ll be available on Saturday. (Calgary Sun)

Speaking of groin problems, Todd Bertuzzi couldn’t finish the Detroit Red Wings’ Thursday evening skate for similar reasons. (Detroit Free Press)

Even after they failed to lure Zach Parise to Pittsburgh over the summer, the Penguins have reasons to feel good about Sidney Crosby‘s wingers. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Daniel Carcillo has been practicing on a line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa in the Chicago Blackhawks’ training camp. (CSN Chicago)

Eric and Jordan Staal have always been competitive with each other, but on Saturday they’ll begin their first NHL campaign together. (News & Observer)

The Ottawa Senators left for their season opener in Winnipeg with three goaltenders. Senators coach Paul MacLean said, “Right now, between the three of them, it’s hard to say which one is the best.” (Ottawa Sun)

Stars owner Tom Gaglardi couldn’t be happier to have Mike Modano join his franchise as an Executive Advisor and Alternate Governor. (Dallas News)

After trading Matthew Lombardi and waiving Tim Connolly, the Toronto Maple Leafs have handed Nazem Kadri a golden opportunity. (Toronto Sun)

Latest Posts
  1. Johnston: Teammates need to do more to help Crosby

    Aug 28, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT

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    The new coach wants the Penguins to ‘lessen the load.’

  2. Poll: Will the Sabres surprise critics this season?

    Aug 28, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

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    They have a lot of players on their roster with something to prove.

  3. Ryan White has surgery on pectoralis muscle

    Aug 28, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

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    There’s no timetable for his return.

  4. Under Pressure: Mikhail Grigorenko

    Aug 28, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

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    The former first round pick is entering the last season of his entry-level contract.

  5. NBC’s Dan Patrick: NHL to Vegas by 2016

    Aug 28, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Arizona or Carolina could relocate according to the host.

  6. No contract talks between Milano and Blue Jackets

    Aug 28, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Milano clears the air on deal with Columbus.

  7. AHL gets drug testing program

    Aug 28, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

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    To be implemented for 2014-15 season.

  8. Video: Ducks’ Ryan Kesler’s hilarious Ice Bucket Challenge

    Aug 28, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Calls out former coaches Marc Crawford, Alain Vigneault and John Tortorella

  9. Looking to make the leap: Sam Reinhart

    Aug 28, 2014, 11:12 AM EDT

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    After a solid junior career, hopes to make the Sabres as an 18-year-old.

  10. Report: Tomas Kaberle ‘in line’ to attend Devils’ camp

    Aug 28, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

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    Last appeared in 10 games with the Montreal Canadiens during the 2012-13 season.

  11. Ex-NHLer Poeschek faces assault charge

    Aug 28, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 9.

  12. It’s Buffalo Sabres day on PHT

    Aug 28, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    They’re in the middle of a rebuilding process.

  13. Eichel, like McDavid, will showcase his skills in Buffalo this fall

    Aug 27, 2014, 10:49 PM EDT

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    Of course, neither will be wearing a Sabres’ uniform – not yet at least.

  14. Boston extends affiliation with Providence, Pandolfo named development coach

    Aug 27, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

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    They’ve also appointed Don Sweeney as the AHL team’s new general manager.

  15. Poll: Was 13-14 a fair representation of what Detroit was capable of?

    Aug 27, 2014, 8:28 PM EDT

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    It matters given that they will start next season with a largely unchanged roster.

  16. Alfredsson’s future remains uncertain with camp looming

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Ken Holland hasn’t been in contact with him lately, but that will change soon.

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