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PHT Morning Skate: Who will be Nashville’s next head coach?

Apr 15, 2014, 8:02 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.

Who will replace Barry Trotz as the Nashville Predators’ head coach? (The Tennessean)

Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean thinks Erik Karlsson‘s leg strength wasn’t quite where he wanted it to be after he suffered an Achilles tendon injury last year and his defensive play suffered as a consequence. (Ottawa Citizen)

Ondrej Palat was a critical player for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, despite being selected with the 208th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. (

Will anything short of repeating as Stanley Cup champions be seen as a disappointment for the Chicago Blackhawks? (CSN Chicago)

The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t have the depth that they did last year, but they might have a bottom-six that’s better suited for their support roles. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

A look back at the 2013-14 campaign. (

  1. comeonnowguys - Apr 15, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Torts. After Vancouver fires him to hire Trotz. History repeats itself.

    • Idaslapter - Apr 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      Oh man, I hope not. I don’t see Torts being a good fit for Nashville.

  2. flyboystransport - Apr 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Peter laviolette

  3. redwingsfan101 - Apr 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    I’d see what AHL coaches are really excelling right now if I were poile

  4. nhstateline - Apr 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Mark Morris from the Manchester Monarchs. He’s a great coach and would do really well in Nashville’s situation

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