Good morning, and Welcome to Predlines Morning Skate. In today’s edition I will share my thoughts on three different NHL articles, and one from across the pond. Let’s skate.
Things are not all ski slopes and cocktails in the Mile High City. The Colorado Avalanche may have a problem with their 2010 first round pick. Joey Hishon has yet to crack the Avalanche’s roster, and now he has injury problems. The 21 year-old has managed to move on from last year’s head injury. Now he has a groin injury. I hate to say it ,but sometimes you need to read the signs. Hishon may not have much trade value, but he could be part of a package deal. In 2010-2011 while playing for the Owen Sound Attack Joey managed to put up 87 points in 50 games. Pro Hockey Talk has more information.
New York, New York. What do you do when your all world goaltender may not fit under the salary cap? . The New York Rangers will need to figure out how to keep starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. In today’s NHL goaltenders are demanding more and more money. Some may be “worth” it some are not. The Rangers need Lundqvist if they want to raise the Stanley Cup in the future. Check out this post by cbssports.com for more on this topic.
Family ties can only get you so far. Just ask Jason Karmanos son of the Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos (Jr.). I guess blood is not thicker than ice. Man it’s a bad day when you are the owner’s son and you get fired days before training camp. sports.yahoo.com
Across the pond hockey is not as crisp or clean-looking. Advertisements on the ice are not anything new outside of the NHL, but this went way too far. There is a black hole behind the net. If memory severs me correctly the puck is black right? I’m just saying… nhl.si.com has more.
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