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PHT Morning Skate: Dustin Brown probable for opener

Sep 27, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

Captain Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings talks to a teammate prior to a faceoff in the second period of Game Two of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 2, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Kings 4-2.
(June 1, 2013 - Source: Jamie Squire/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.

Dustin Brown (hamstring) thinks he’ll be healthy enough to play in the Los Angeles Kings’ season opener. (Los Angeles Times)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Beau Bennett is about to start what should be a big season for him. (McKeesport Daily News)

Cory Sarich worked under coach John Tortorella for years in Tampa Bay and he thought very highly of Tortorella for his first few years. “But I think it got a little frustrating for him toward the end with his time in Tampa,” Sarich added. He thinks there needs to be a balance, which he feels is a strength of his new bench boss, Patrick Roy. (Denver Post)

Philadelphia Flyers prospect Scott Laughton failed to impression during Thursday’s preseason contest. (CSN Philly)

Realignment should mean the revival of the once passionate rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. (Toronto Sun)

The Calgary Flames cut four players from their training camp roster on Thursday, including Max Reinhart. The 21-year-old forward got his first taste of NHL action last season. (

  1. joey4id - Sep 27, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Not surprised to read what Sarich said about coach T. A coach who has a combative relationship with his players can”t sustain a long term relationship with them. We heard echoes of that in NY as well, and we’ll eventually hear the same thing out of Vancouver. Too bad because Torts is a strong technical and tactical coach. Bowman was like that with his players in the 70s in Montreal, but he adjusted which allowed him to have a great and long career in the NHL.

  2. joey4id - Sep 27, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    BTW, there seems to be more injuries heading into the season opener this year than there was last year. I guess the lockout last year gave the players more time to heal and rest their bodies.

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