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PHT Morning Skate: McDavid modeling himself after Stamkos

Aug 22, 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.

Potential No. 1 pick in 2015 Connor McDavid finds out what it’s like to work with the big boys at the BioSteel camp as a 16-year-old and models himself after Steven Stamkos. That’s not a bad guy to be like at all. (The Globe And Mail)

Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun has a great interview with Canucks coach John Tortorella. He’s honest, he’s humorous, he has a great affection for dogs. Why does everyone hate him again? Oh right, he gets grumpy. (Vancouver Sun)

Patrick Sharp really hopes he can make the Team Canada roster for the Olympics. (Daily Herald)

Apparently Heritage Classic tickets in Vancouver aren’t exactly selling like hot cakes. (The Score)

Francois Beauchemin‘s return from a torn ACL is ahead of schedule. (Eric Stephens twitter)

Gustav Nyquist is excited by his new contract with the Red Wings. (Windsor Star)

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