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PHT Morning Skate: Dancing with Kane and Toews

Jul 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane 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.

Trevor Linden has some interesting thoughts on departed Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis’ human performance plan and how the team will move away from the “mind room.” (The Score)

Information on Tanner Pearson‘s day with the Stanley Cup. (

The latest on the Boston Bruins’ glut of NHL-ready defensemen. (The Boston Globe)

Some numbers don’t speak kindly about Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz, but things might not be as bleak as expected. (Edmonton Journal)

Jordan Subban wants to make his own mark, even with a famous brother or two. (

The Dallas Stars are rolling out their #LoneStarsState campaign. (Stars website)

It’s not always young players who benefit from Gary Roberts’ training regimen, as Derek Roy is raving about the process as well. (The Tennessean)

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane dance off at the Chicago Blackhawks fan convention:

  1. patthehockeyfan - Jul 21, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    The link for the Vancouver story (The Score) isn’t working. Page opens to nothing.

    The Bruins have an embarrassment of riches with their defensemen. Going to be interesting to see who goes where and when.

  2. rmccleary97 - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    James, you missed the other big news last week – and the Islanders fans who swear you never write anything about them are going to use this as further proof.

    • i1theinternet - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:39 AM

      “big news”? you’re kidding, right? fast forward four years and you’ll be reading the same story about Ho-Sang.

      • rmccleary97 - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM

        I kind of thought the rest of the comment underscored the sarcasm in “big news” – but I guess I’ll have to use [sarcasm] [/sarcasm] going forward just to make it clear.

  3. blomfeld - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    “Attention everybody … by special request, it’s a ‘ladies’ choice” …


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