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PHT Morning Skate: Before going to Dallas, Buffalo negotiated for Seguin

Feb 4, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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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.

Over the summer, the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins reportedly discussed a deal involving Thomas Vanek and Tyler Seguin. Of course, that didn’t work out, so the Bruins ended up shipping Seguin to the Stars in a seven-player swap that also involved Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith heading to Boston. Meanwhile, Vanek is with the Islanders – or at least he is for the moment. (Buffalo News)

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Will the Phoenix Coyotes reacquire Ray Whitney? (Fox Sports)

Now with the Winnipeg Jets, Paul Maurice has returned to Carolina for Tuesday’s game. (News & Observer)

The Edmonton Oilers have had trouble driving the puck to the net all season. Ryan Smyth leads the team in that regard, but he’ll turn 38 on Feb. 21. (Edmonton Journal)

Brad Marchand called the backlash after mocking the Canucks by lifting an imaginary Stanley Cup during a December contest a “learning experience.” He won’t be doing that again. (Metro West Daily News)

Victor Hedman ranks second among Swedish-born defenseman in points, but in addition to not making the Olympic team, he was reportedly kept off of the injury replacement list as well. (Dagens Nyheter)

  1. bruinsfan55 - Feb 4, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    I’m glad PC didn’t take the Vanek deal smitty and Louis have done real well this season. Especially smith

    • einjzmolf - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      I’m really happy to see Reilly prospering up in Boston. If he was stuck down here in Dallas, and they hadn’t gotten rid of Gulutzan, the kid would’ve gotten ruined and turned into nothing more than a 3rd liner. I think this trade really worked well for both teams so far.

  2. bruinsfan55 - Feb 4, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Loui*… iPhone auto correct fail

  3. dropthepuckeh - Feb 4, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Seguin being traded to Buffalo would have been the equivalent of sending him to his room without dinner and phone/ computer privileges for a year. That would be too harsh even for PC’s parenting style. Dallas and Boston both happy with the trade they made, Buffalo and NYI prob both unhappy. Even all around.

    • buddysguys - Feb 4, 2014 at 1:17 PM

      why would Buff be unhappy with getting a 1st rd pick and Moulson who could fetch another 1st rd pick possibly? NYI they are unhappy but Buff not so much.

      • byah687 - Feb 4, 2014 at 5:13 PM

        Because the cream of the cop is usually within the Top 3 or 5 players overall, and it doesn’t look like our picks will be within that range. To be fair, let’s say our two random first round picks do work out and we get a really good D-man and a forward of Flynn’s caliber. What is that, 20 goals a year combined between the two of them? Say what you want about Vanek, but he’ll put up more than 20.

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