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PHT Morning Skate: Gary Roberts wants to pump your favorite player up

Aug 20, 2013, 8:15 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.

Gary Roberts was a fierce player in the NHL and now that he’s done on the ice, he’s even tougher off of it with his BioSteel fitness camp. That got underway in Ontario this week with 50-plus players there. Maybe this year there won’t be stories about Nazem Kadri being out of shape! (Toronto Star)

Erik Karlsson is back in Ottawa and feeling chatty. (Senators)

Give it up for the smaller countries making progress in getting better at hockey. (Flames)

Remember Alexei Morozov? Martin Brodeur sure should, but he’s talking about his time playing in the NHL and Ilya Kovalchuk, too. (The Score)

The Sharks’ slow-reveal of their new jerseys continues even though it’s not going to be anything drastic. (Sharks Instagram)

Kari Lehtonen talks about how he has to get new pants because of the Stars’ uniform overhaul. Goalies, I tell ya. (Dallas Morning News)

Finally, for you video game fans out there EA Sports released the demo for NHL 14 today. Who needs sunshine and summer fun when there’s games to be played? (EA Sports)

  1. ibieiniid - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM

  2. lostpuppysyndrome - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    I hope there’s some sort of easter egg in NHL14 where all the Hawks fans become Vince Vaughn.

  3. blomfeld - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:21 AM


    Another article featuring another a ‘deranged’ looking hockey player ? … if I didn’t know better I’d say there’s some sort of message here ? Unlike that Finnish goalie in the other story, I remember Gary Roberts well and I thought he was an excellent player. Yet now he’s taken on the appearance of some ‘menacing’ weirdo ? Very strange …

  4. pensman29 - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Guys I saw Tyler seguin on that list!

  5. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Aug 20, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    “Maybe this year there won’t be stories about Nazem Kadri being out of shape! (Toronto Star)”

    If you’re using the Toronto Star as a reliable source for hockey news, you are WAY off. They spend more time fishing for controversy than any actually journalism. Watch the Dallas Eakins interview, he never calls Kadri out of shape or fat. He came into camp heavier than expected because he spent the summer at Gary Roberts’s camp.

    He sure didn’t look out of shape once the season got going.

    • gurfunklebunker - Aug 20, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      I absolutely despise Cox and Feschuk for that reason, Lupy.

      But I am glad that Clarkson and McClement are at the camp.

      • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Aug 20, 2013 at 10:32 PM

        I hate how much credibility the Toronto Star and Pension Plan Puppets get from other news sources. TS is Toronto’s version of the national enquirer and PPP is a anti-Leafs troll site. Leafs could sign Crosby for 1M a year and they’d find something wrong with it.

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