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PHT Morning Skate: Avs fever has already struck

Oct 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Ryan O'Reilly, Nathan MacKinnon AP

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’s dominating 6-1 win over Anaheim last night already has the local columnists getting really, really excited about the team. Yes, the word “really” was doubly necessary there. (The Denver Post)

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Toronto’s Mark Fraser apparently twisted his knee against Philadelphia. Could it be Morgan Rielly time in Saturday’s home opener for the Leafs? (TSN’s Mark Masters twitter)

Do you think Steven Stamkos is disappointed he wasn’t named captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning? Not a chance. He gives full marks to Martin St. Louis. (Lightning)

Sharks forward Logan Couture is chomping at the bit to get playing. (Mercury News)

Capitals writer Mike Vogel has a good read on the Caps’ core trying to win the Cup. (Dump ‘n Chase)

The start of the Devils’ season is a bit of a rough one. (The Star-Ledger)

Columbus’ Fedor Tyutin left practice and may miss the start of the season. (The Columbus Dispatch)

  1. bricevjohnson - Oct 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Stamkos isn’t captain material, even being as good as he is. Being a sniper doesn’t mean you automatically get a letter. That said, he’s next in line for the captaincy anyway.

  2. earpaniac - Oct 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    The Stamkos thing cracks me up. What’s he supposed to say? Go around shouting,
    “IT SHOUD’VE BEEN ME! IT SHOUD’VE BEEN ME!” I do think St. Louis was the right call, but unless he or any other person in that situation wants to get their butt kicked, they will always say something like that.

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