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PHT Morning Skate: Panthers’ Gomez happy to mentor, hopes to win too

Sep 4, 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.

Scott Gomez is happy to serve as a mentor for the younger members of the Florida Panthers, but his goals are to make the playoffs and rebound after some rough seasons. (Sun Sentinel)

First rounder Andre Burakovsky headlines the Washington Capitals’ rookie camp roster. (CSN Washington)

Speaking of rookie camps, here are five prospects to keep tabs on if you’re an Ottawa Senators’ fan. (Ottawa Citizen)

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout is feeling much better than expected after undergoing abdominal surgery in August. He was on the ice Tuesday for a light scrimmage. (Columbus Dispatch)

RBC teamed up with the NHLPA to donate $50,000 to the Foothills Minor Hockey Association. The money will be used to replace hockey equipment that was destroyed by the massive flooding in Alberta earlier this summer. (NHL.com)

With Vincent Lecavalier gone, Steven Stamkos is looking to step up. “I think I’ve been able to learn from a lot of the veteran guys over the past five years,” Stamkos said. (Lightning.nhl.com)

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