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PHT Morning Skate: 5 slumping players; Vegas seeking consistency

Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins helped spread Thanksgiving cheer by preparing hot meals for children and struggling families at the local Rainbow Kitchen.

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at

• How should the Predators split starts between Juuse Saros and Pekka Rinne? (Predlines)

• The Golden Knights are still looking to find that consistency in their game. (Knights on Ice)

• Meet new Flames head coach Geoff Ward. (Calgary Sun)

• The Coyotes penalty kill has been struggling for a number of reasons. (Five For Howling)

• Should the Colorado Avalanche make a push to acquire Taylor Hall? (Mile High Hockey)

• Victor Olofsson’s having a solid rookie season for the Sabres. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

• The Panthers shouldn’t panic, but they have to wake up soon. (The Rat Trick)

• There’s reason to believe that the Rangers can make the playoffs. (Blue Line Station)

• Here are five questions the Carolina Hurricanes have yet to answer heading into December. (Cardiac Cane)

• The Hockey News shares a list of five slumping players that need to turn their game around fast. (The Hockey News)


Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.