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PHT Morning Skate: Another Wild rookie on the way up

Feb 3, 2013, 9:16 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.

The Wild have called up rookie winger Charlie Coyle. The future is quickly becoming now in Minnesota. (Star-Tribune)

Give it up to Boston’s Chris Bourque for making his first goal of the season count the most as the only tally and game-winner against Toronto. (

Want to know what it’s like to spend a day with the NHL’s Player Safety crew and Brendan Shanahan? Here’s your hook-up. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Peter Chiarelli would prefer you not to judge Brian Burke based solely on the Phil Kessel trade. (Toronto Sun)

The Blues would like rookie Jaden Schwartz to be more like their other rookie Vladimir Tarasenko and shoot more. (Post-Dispatch)

The Predators are finally getting what they were hoping for out of Craig Smith. (The Tennessean)

Anyone know what’s next for Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele? (Winnipeg Free Press)

Is it time for Flyers GM Paul Holmgren to swing some deals? (Ottawa Sun)

Finally, all hail our dark lord Teemu Selanne. His empty-net goal last night was the 666th tally of his career. (Battle Of California)

  1. sjsharks86 - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    I was disappointed when I heard Coyle he got traded, really wish the Sharks could have hung onto this kid. Give ’em Heatley & Seto, but young talent like this that came up through your farm system needs to be kept wthin the organization.

    • getadealdonealready - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      It will be interesting to see how it all turns out, however Heatley is close to the end of his career, and Seto, while I like him, is an unproven commodity then needed to give up someone with upside to make the deals work.

      • greatminnesotasportsmind - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:19 AM

        We all know what Setoguchi is. Garbage. He’s an over paid hack that put up good numbers in San Jose only because he had a good line to play on. I hope the Wild trade him ASAP before he sucks all his value away. If no takers, I hope Fletcher uses 1 of the 2 amnesty buy outs and uses his over paid 3.0 million else where. Even if his contract is up after next season. This clown couldn’t even score in the ECHL during the lockout. In that league, he should score more often than a cheap hooker on the corner.

        As for Coyle, he is the main piece to the Burns trade (along with Phillips). Should be good to see what he can do in the NHL level.

  2. nvandy42 - Feb 3, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    I knew they would call up Coyle before Zucker. A lot of people calling for Zucker, but I like this move! The Wild need a power forward to play in front of the net and help them get the dirty goals. Not to mention the kid is extremely talented in many facets of the game, including some not too shabby defense. Hopefully they let him take Cullen’s spot on the 2nd line. This could be just what Granlund needs to get going.

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