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PHT Morning Skate: Prospects and retired greats

Jul 11, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT

MONTREAL- NOVEMBER 17: Rod Brind'Amour #17 of the Carolina Hurricanes stops with the puck during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens on November 17, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
(November 16, 2009 - Source: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images North America) 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.

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Jake Chelios on his father’s selection for the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame class. (CSN Chicago)

23-year-old forward Anders Lee learned a lot during his brief two-game stint with the New York Islanders. (Newsday)

Luke DeCock is confident that Rod Brind’Amour will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame eventually. (News & Observer)

While we’re on the subject, here are five other players that have been waiting to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame for a while and are worthy of further consideration. (Ottawa Citizen)

19-year-old forward Tom Wilson will get a chance to battle for a roster spot with the Washington Capitals during training camp, but he won’t make the team unless they’re confident he’ll get regular minutes. (CSN Washington)

A look back at 24-year-old forward Dwight King‘s first full — albeit lockout shortened — NHL season. (LA Kings Insider)

  1. mathieug79 - Jul 11, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Dwight King is a forward!!

  2. georgejarkko - Jul 11, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    Dave Andreychuck > Eric Lindros

  3. letsgopens8771 - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Anders Lee! Representing Domers alike! Go Irish and go General Lee! (Except against Pittsburgh).

  4. eagles512 - Jul 11, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Andreychuck>Lindros must be a joke. And if Brindamour ever makes it, Lindros better first. Lindros was the best player on hockey at one point. As much as I liked Brindamour he was never the best player on his team.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jul 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      I am amazed at the number of Lindros haters on PHT. The guy was on pace to be one of the top point producers in NHL history before he almost died in that tub. But if you’re going to discount him for a short career you have to do the same for Neely, Bure, and Forsberg. The guy was dominant. He was certainly the best player in hockey at certain times throughout his career. 1.36pts/game during his Flyers career… you can’t argue with that. I challenge all you ppl who think Andreychuck is better to go back and watch highlights of #88 and tell me he isn’t one of the most talented players you’ve ever seen. Idk if it’s just Flyers hate, the fact that he refused to play for two teams that drafted him, that his family almost ruined his career, or that it’s just been awhile since you’ve seen him play, but the amount of ppl acting like Lindros had no impact on the game is mind-boggling to me. Even in the Winter Classic Alumni game, he looked like he could make a comeback and put up points in the NHL. He was a once in a generation talent that had a series of unfortunate events bring on his demise.

      Those who refuse to acknowledge Lindros’ impact on the game are either ill-informed or simply haters.

  5. charleslouis99 - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Dwight King can shove quarters up his penis for all I care

    • letsgopens8771 - Jul 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      Unto the words of the great Buzz Lightyear: “You are a sad, strange little man. And you have my sympathy.”

      • charleslouis99 - Jul 11, 2013 at 3:45 PM

        Said by the fan of the team thats a safehaven for cheap-shot artists

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