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PHT Morning Skate: Olympics, rookie camps, goalie masks

Aug 23, 2013, 8:02 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.

The national women’s ice hockey team in Canada is gearing up for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The country is going for its fourth straight gold medal, but there are also plenty of new additions fighting for roster spots. (Calgary Sun)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have unveiled their rookie camp roster. (MapleLeafs.nhl.com)

As did the Pittsburgh Penguins. (McKeesport Daily News)

Forward Ryan Spooner, 21, enjoyed a four-game stint with the Boston Bruins and was AHL Providence’s leading scorer in 2012-13. He’s hoping to take things to the next level this season by earning a more regular spot in the NHL. (Ottawa Citizen)

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere has unveiled his new mask. Regarding the theme, Giguere said, “I am the Yeti.” (In Goal Magazine)

Meanwhile Jonathan Bernier is showing off his Maple Leafs’ mask. (In Goal Magazine)

Brandon Saad enjoyed his day with the Stanley Cup. He is the first player born in Pittsburgh to win it all. (McKeesport Daily News)

Karl Alzner might not be a household name, but he’s cemented himself as an important part of the Washington Capitals’ defensive core. (CSN Washington)

  1. kingsforever - Aug 23, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    4th straight Gold medal? I thought USA was just as good in woman’s. guess not.

    • sunderlanding - Aug 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      They aren’t as good. They’re just the only other team that can compete.

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