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PHT Morning Skate: Wendel Clark thinks highly of Clarkson

Jul 12, 2013, 7:14 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.

Nick Leddy brought the Stanley Cup to Minneapolis yesterday. The Minnesota-native was drafted by the Wild, but traded to Chicago in 2010. (Star Tribune)

Wendel Clark thinks newly signed Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson is a more talented player than he was. (

25-year-old defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti is reportedly heading to the KHL after spending the 2013 campaign with the Carolina Hurricanes. (

Andrew Ference gave Matt Brown the Boston Bruins’ Army Ranger jacket, which was given to the top player after each playoff victory. Brown is a former hockey player, but he was paralyzed during a game in 2010. “Everything the jacket represented, he’s just that to a T, so I knew it would be special to him and I knew it would be special to me,” Ference said. (Boston Globe)

19-year-old forward Riley Barber was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and he’s already looking like a potential steal. (CSN Washington)

Steve Politi sees Ilya Kovalchuk‘s decision to leave the New Jersey Devils as an “absolute disaster.” At least for now. (Star-Ledger)

  1. pastabelly - Jul 12, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Andy Ference is a class act and will be missed in Boston. It’s great to see him get such a big payday in Edmonton. When he comes back to the Garden, Boston fans will treat him well. No matter what uniform he wears, he’s a Bruin.

  2. jacketsfan7 - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    I agree , Edmonton got a huge steal in ference

  3. tmlhockeyfan - Jul 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Andrew Ference and Ilya Kovalchuk. Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to classy moves.

    If David Clarkson want to channel his inner Wendel Clark, I’m ok with that. Can’t wait for the season to get going!

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