Predlines Morning Skate: Just Skating Through

The week is almost over, but the NHL news is still flowing strong. Welcome to Predlines Morning Skate.          

Our first stop today will be in New Jersey. The Devils have had a busy off-season, and they haven’t stopped yet. It has been reported by that  Jaromir Jagr has stared skating again. The aging Jagr has been held out of Training Camp due to a reported injury. I think it was just to give him some added rest. The New Jersey Devils have brought UFA Damien Brunner in on a PTO. The Former Detroit Red Wing has waited for a team to roll the dice on him and the Devils have. During an interview Brunner had this to say…

“Obviously I have to help in areas where I’m best,” Brunner told the Devils website. “I think I have to use my speed, my shot and create some offense and put some pucks in the net.”

The Florida Panthers may be the latest NHL team to be sold.   has a report. It seems like any team can find a new owner. If the Panthers are sold should they be moved? I’m sure that question will be brought up in short time. My short answer is yes. Florida does not need two NHL teams. However the Panthers have improved, and the NHL may not want to deal with relocation at this point in time. I believe they are thinking more about expansion.

Our third and final stop for today is in the shark tank. The San Jose Sharks have one of the dirtiest players in the NHL. Raffi Torres has a choice to make. He can continue on his reckless rampage or he can learn a new game. It is true that every team needs a tough guy, but teams do not need a guy that hits first and plays hockey second. Check out Pro Hockey Talk for the full story.

Thanks for skating by.


Patrick Helper is the Editor of and can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @helper_sports. For the latest updates in Predator news, follow @PredlinesNSH 

Topics: Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Nhl News, San Jose Sharks

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