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PHT Morning Skate: Oilers in market for puck-moving defenseman

Jun 18, 2014, 8:04 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.

Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish would like to trade for a puck-moving defenseman. (Edmonton Sun)

Shawn Thornton‘s value to Boston went far beyond the numbers. (CSN New England)

New Jersey Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador (hip) and forward Ryane Clowe (concussion) are both healthy at this point. (The Bergen Record)

The Dallas Stars have officially bought out the final season of Aaron Rome‘s contract. (

Would it make sense for the Washington Capitals to try to pry Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs? (CSN Washington)

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick said the team has entered each playoff run with the expectations of winning the Stanley Cup for years, so all success has done in that regard is aligned the expectations of others with that of the Kings’ locker room. (LA Kings Insider)

  1. alicesrightfootesq - Jun 18, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    I had a dream that the Oilers get Keith Yandle.

    • upper90cheese - Jun 18, 2014 at 9:10 AM

      cool dream alice (not really)

  2. phtjoey - Jun 18, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    How about signing UFA-Matt Niskanen?

  3. bullwinkle88 - Jun 18, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Ehrhoff to Edmonton for their first round pick. I don’t think the Sabres would mind that deal.

  4. stixzidinia - Jun 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Letang could be had for the right price methinks.

  5. barkar942 - Jun 18, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Hey! Now we know where DelZotto will be playing next season.

    • spoon9z - Jun 19, 2014 at 1:34 AM


  6. nflnhlrulznbasux - Jun 18, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Aaron Rome’s available but he’s too good and too expensive, assuming he would even wants to play there.

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