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PHT Morning Skate: Oates thinks St. Louis is a Hall of Famer

Dec 11, 2013, 8:02 AM EDT

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) 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.

Should Marty St. Louis be inducted into the Hall of Fame after he retires? Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates thinks so. (CSN Washington)

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Retired goaltender Martin Biron will take part in Sunday’s outdoor alumni contest between the Buffalo Sabres and their AHL affiliates, the Rochester Amerks. (Buffalo News)

What should the Colorado Avalanche do about forward Paul Stastny as he slowly inches towards the unrestricted free agent market? (Denver Post)

Dallas Stars rookie Valeri Nichushkin, 18, thinks he’s ready to represent Russia in the 2014 Winter Olympics. (R-Sport)

New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov was emotional in his return to San Jose, although a groin injury prevented him from playing against the Sharks last night. (CSN Bay Area)

Speaking of reunions, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery is back in Chicago for tonight’s game. In his case though, he doesn’t seem too worked up about playing against the team he won the Stanley Cup with. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Highlights from Nashville’s 4-1 win over the New York Rangers:

  1. insley29 - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    The great part about sports is that even a guy who isn’t tall enough to ride most rides at an amusement park can still have a shot at the hall of fame..

  2. ibieiniid - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    when were we supposed to start caring what Adam Oates thinks about every player in the league? i missed the memo.

    • ravenscaps48 - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      He only answers the questions that people ask… it’s not like he is just spewing out the mouth every day. He’s getting questions and he’s answering. What more/less do you want?

      As for Marty. I believe he should be in the Hall of Fame. He continues to produce at a high level while approaching 40 years old. And the way that he has conducted himself on and off the ice warrants him of it. He’s like a Pint Sized Nicklas Lidstrom

      • ibieiniid - Dec 11, 2013 at 8:53 AM

        aaaaaand then PHT posts them in it’s morning skate. i don’t care that he’s answering questions. why’s it treated like a top story though?

      • ibieiniid - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM

        did I miss something here? why does everybody care what Adam Oates thinks of St.Louis?

  3. lionstigersandwingsohmy - Dec 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    I can’t believe there is nothing about the Wings-Panthers game. A piece of glass broke and they replaced it with either another one that didn’t have the protective film removed, or a piece of plywood or something. This was right behind the goal. The looks on the fan’s faces was priceless. Probably big bucks for the seats and they were staring at a wall. Luckily, there were plenty of other lower bowl seats to move to. Would love to hear what the explanation was.

    • lionstigersandwingsohmy - Dec 11, 2013 at 12:03 PM

      I guess they had trouble getting the paper off of the plexiglass. Makes you wonder if they only had one extra sheet. The more troubling thing is that I got this from yahoo sports, not PHT.

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