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PHT Morning Skate: Anderson prefers coin flips to shootouts

Jan 24, 2014, 8:04 AM EDT

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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, prepares to score on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 4-3. (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.

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson would rather see tied games be broken by a coin flip than shootout. (Ottawa Citizen)

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Bob McKenzie looks at what the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres might do on the trade market. (Oilers.nhl.com)

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley thinks Sean Monahan will be a “franchise player.” (Calgary Sun)

The Chicago Blackhawks fourth line of Ben Smith, Marcus Kruger, and Brandon Bollig has been playing a bigger role lately. (Chicago Tribune)

Alexander Semin has shaken off his earlier struggles to become the Carolina Hurricanes “money guy.” (Hurricanes.nhl.com)

Dustin Byfuglien‘s transition from the blueline back to a power forward role is naturally leading to comparisons to San Jose’s Brent Burns. (Winnipeg Sun)

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