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PHT Morning Skate: Are ‘Hawks or Bruins on verge of being a dynasty?

Jun 13, 2013, 7:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 12: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins is checked by Ryan Stanton #55 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of Game One of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell had successful surgery on his broken right fibula this week. (CSN New England)

When the Boston Bruins or Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup this year, will that make the team a dynasty? (Toronto Star)

Recently appointed Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins is a big fan of Twitter, but he’s run into a problem since he got his new gig. “The phone buzzes every time somebody follows me on Twitter and I don’t know how to turn it off.” (Edmonton Sun)

Detroit’s AHL-affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, have taken a 3-0 series lead in the AHL finals. (

Before Game 1, Boston Bruins forward Jaromir Jagr reflected on his previous Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks — all the way back in 1992. (CSN New England)

Joe Pavelski isn’t set to become an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2014, but the San Jose Sharks might not wait to re-sign him. (CSN Bay Area)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is recovering nicely after undergoing offseason hip surgery. (The Tennessean)

Recaps of Game 1 from Chicago and Boston’s perspective. (CSN Chicago/CSN New England)

Highlights from Chicago’s 4-3 triple-overtime win over Boston:

  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    2 cups in 3/4 years respectively does not make a dynasty, a dynasty is 3+ cups in a short order of time (5 years) both teams are good but labeling either one a dynasty would be an insult to all of the truly great dynasties that have existed in the NHL over the years.

    The real question should be, with the way things are set up now with the salary cap these days, will we ever get the chance to see another dynasty in hockey?

    • comeonnowguys - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:53 AM

      I think there’s a good chance we’ll see some dynasty in the future. But given the payday that role players like Bickell will command after an extended run on the national stage (someone’s going to overpay), there’s as good a chance that four to six names will change each time that team’s roster gets etched on the cup.

      • ccshocktalk - Jun 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

        One of two things could bring about another solid dynasty.

        #1 a handful of players agree to not be greedy (unlikely) and take average pay instead of massive contracts so the organization can acquire more talent.

        #2 a team is built through the draft and finds diamonds in the rough that have the right amount of grit, desire and determination mixed in with a solid veteran presence.

        At the end of the day the owners may want a dynasty but are the players willing to leave behind massive contracts so the owners can say they owned a dynasty? unlikely.

  2. heynyc61 - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Neither but cup contenders for years… Too many good teams

  3. isithockeyseasonyet - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Absolutely not but both really good franchises

  4. nightfireop - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    the term “dynasty” is so loosely thrown around it’s losing its value just mentioning it.

  5. polegojim - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Absolutely great and enjoyable hockey played by both last night – but not ready to talk dynasty yet!

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