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PHT Morning Skate: Moore helps raise over $100,000 for charity

Jul 31, 2013, 8:01 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.

Dominic Moore helped raise over $100,000 for the Katie Moore Foundation with a charity ping-pong event. He served as the host of Smashfest 2013 and his foundation helps “patients and families with rare cancers through research, advocacy, and community.” (NHLPA.com)

Australian-born forward Nathan Walker has been invited to the Washington Capitals’ rookie camp. No Australian-born player has ever been drafted by an NHL team, let alone play in the league. (CSN Washington)

Dallas Stars forward Ray Whitney was impressed by more than Alex Chiasson‘s goal scoring abilities during the 22-year-old’s impressive seven-game NHL stint last season. (Stars.nhl.com)

In addition to being the top pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Nathan MacKinnon also has some acting experience. (Denver Post)

Kevin Allen offers 10 predictions for the upcoming season. Among them: Tim Thomas will play despite being currently unemployed and Sidney Crosby will record 125 points. (USA Today)

Capitals defenseman John Carlson played a key role in Team USA winning the gold medal in the 2010 IIHF World U20 Championship. That kind of international success is what USA GM David Poile is looking for. (CSN Washington)

  1. jacketsfan7 - Jul 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    I agree what he said about Russia , Crosby isn’t going to get 125 this year , I’m sorry , and I don’t think the devils will miss the playoffs

  2. spydey629 - Jul 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    I don’t see how you can think that with the new alignment.

    The Devils have ZERO offense this year, and will have to beat out Pittsburgh, both New York teams, Washington, and Philly to make the Top 3 in the division. Not to mention staying ahead of Columbus, Carolina, and the Atlantic Division “leftovers” for one of the Wild Card spots.

    A good team is going to miss the playoffs this year due to the new format. That said, the Devils aren’t a good team this year.

    • nj666 - Jul 31, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      “both New York teams” The islanders make the playoffs for the first time since 07 and somehow they’re now a top three team in the new division? They couldn’t beat the penguins during their goaltending meltdown of the first round of the playoffs. I guess all that offense that Brad Richards brings should make the rangers a force to be reckoned with as well?

  3. redridershoottheireyeout - Jul 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    It says a lot that NBC Sports is so cheap that they resort to a glorified blog site for their sports reporting, kind of parallels the reason why they are so far behind the other media outlets in terms of the quality of their broadcasts as well.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jul 31, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      It says a lot that people are forced to come to specific websites, then forced to read articles and then forced to comment.

    • supercoop8 - Jul 31, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      Best of luck getting your hockey news and rumors from ESPN. Also,any op-ed on a sport site is intrinsically a glorified blog. Godspeed shaking your head slowly in disapproval to the internets all day; you’re truly a soldier.

    • charliereno - Jul 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      I’d like to know what your definition of ‘quality’ is? Is it a site like ESPN that either doesn’t cover the NHL, steals their stories from other outlets, and definitely charges for ‘insider information’ that a savvy reader can find for free by doing a little extra leg work? Is that what quality is? I’ll stick with NBC sports, but nice try. Friggin’ amateur.

  4. davidsmj22 - Jul 31, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    So MacKinnon has some acting experience? Amazing how many similarities he shares with ol’ Cindy. unlike Crosby, he just needs to keep his acting off the ice…

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