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PHT Morning Skate: Oilers’ players react to new coach

Jun 12, 2013, 7:14 AM EST

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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 Edmonton Oilers’ players will miss former head coach Ralph Krueger, but they want to make sure their newest bench boss, Dallas Eakins, has a longer tenure. (Edmonton Journal)

Which shutdown players will be assigned to which star forwards in the Stanley Cup finals? (CSN New England)

The Sedin twins are interested in staying in Vancouver, but it doesn’t sound like they’re in any hurry to re-sign. Henrik and Daniel’s contracts run through the 2013-14 campaign. (Sportsnet)

With his playing days behind him, former NHL defenseman Andy Sutton is focused on his company, H3llium, which makes protective padding. Still, even with that to occupy his time, retiring from playing hasn’t been easy. “People should talk more about it, because it is quite something to be almost 40 and basically have to reinvent yourself.” (Edmonton Journal)

With the Pittsburgh Penguins up against the salary cap, they will be relying on some of their younger guys to play big roles next season. (McKeesport Daily News)

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference knows firsthand what it feels like to win and lose in the Stanley Cup finals. He doesn’t want to experience the latter again. (CSN New England)

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