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PHT Morning Skate: Crosby faces Hawks for first time since 2007

Sep 20, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins await the puck drop in a face-off during an exhibition game at United Center on September 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
(September 18, 2013 - Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

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.

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy is very happy with 18-year-old defenseman Chris Bigras. (Denver Post)

Last night’s preseason game between the Blackhawks and Penguins was the first time Sidney Crosby had played against Chicago since Feb. 14, 2007. He was a rookie when he last played in the United Center and he still hasn’t faced Jonathan Toews in an NHL game. (CSN Chicago)

Martin Brodeur got his preseason workload started on a sour note. (The Bergen Record)

After receiving a $42 million, seven-year extension, Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recalls a time when he couldn’t afford to play Pee Wee. (Edmonton Sun)

Organization depth has been among the Detroit Red Wings’ strengths lately. (Detroit News)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Bolland scored the game winner in his first Battle of Ontario match. However, Toronto didn’t escape unscathed. (

  1. hockey412 - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Pretty good game between the Pens and Hawks last night – Patrick Sharp looked great, as did many of the Pens young D. Good to see. Bring on the regular season!

  2. isithockeyseasonyet - Sep 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Oh my god, Crosby played against the hawks? My god, this is just so incredible, I just can’t take if…in other words, the regular season needs to start so this site can at least slobber over this dude during games that count

    • hockey412 - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      Did you read the article? It was the Chicago writer doing the slobbering.

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