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PHT Morning Skate: Will Caps’ Tom Wilson earn roster spot?

Sep 1, 2013, 9:11 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.

One of the big questions going into the Washington Capitals’ rookie camp is if 19-year-old forward Tom Wilson will make the 2013-14 squad. (CSN Washington)

Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau turned 82 years old on Saturday. During his playing days, he won the Stanley Cup 10 times with the Montreal Canadiens. (Montreal Gazette)

The USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints took bronze in the 2013 Junior Club World Cup. (

Helene St. James thinks Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey should be taking fewer risks. (Detroit Free Press)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith brought the Stanley Cup to Penticton, British Columbia and his childhood home. (CSN Chicago)

Defenseman Zach Bogosian is in the running for a spot on Team USA in the Olympics. He wants to focus on playing well for Winnipeg and hopes that earns him a ticket to Sochi. (Winnipeg Sun)

  1. bmoreredfury311 - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Only one can hope that Tommy will.I hope that he can bring his heart and grit, to a team seems to lack at pivotal moments. But its going to be tough breaking into that right wing spot.

  2. jpelle82 - Sep 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    not really hard to crack the lineup as a winger at all in my opinion, it seems to be their need every year, thats why they went after erat last year. you have brouwer, ward, and fehr that could go anywere on either side on lines 3 and 4 leaving a spot for tom there and i wouldnt even be surprised to see him compliment grabovski’s speed on line 2 with erat. not sure if wilson plays both wings but there’s always a way to use some grinding power forward ability on any team. as we have seen from oates already, he doesnt have any problem shifting a guy’s side to make it work either.

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