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PHT Morning Skate: Landeskog to be a leader for Team Sweden

May 3, 2013, 7:39 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.

It’s looking like Gabriel Landeskog will wear an “A” for Team Sweden at World Championships. This is what happens when the Red Wings keep making the playoffs. (Denver Post)

Hang on, someone wants to have Carolina trade Jeff Skinner? You serious, Clark? (News & Observer)

Barret Jackman‘s goal for the Blues last night was his first career playoff goal. He started playing in 2001-02, by the way. (

We’re talking headshots galore thanks to Eric Gryba‘s hit on Lars Eller. Allan Maki wants “the veil lifted” regarding shots to the head. (Globe And Mail)

Sweet gamesmanship here: Alain Vigneault says the Sharks are cheating in the faceoff circle. (

Teemu Selanne has the respect of the Red Wings. They’d probably like him better if he’d stop scoring on them though. (Detroit Free Press)

  1. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    I believe under the current rules the NHL will not suspend Gryba. Are we asking the right questions with respect to this hit? I think not. Why was Eller unconscious before hitting the ice? What part of Gryba’s body made contact with Eller’s head? Direct shoulder or was it Gryba’s back? Was Eller rendered unconscious when his head took full impact of a part of the equipment that is made of hard shell? I understand that certain concussions cannot be avoided, but there is a lot more the NHL can do to minimize the risks. Rule changes or equipment changes? Both?

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