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PHT Morning Skate: Bo Horvat open to playing shutdown role

Vancouver Canucks v Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Bo Horvat #53 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against the Edmonton Oilers during a preseason NHL game at Rexall Place on September 21, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

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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.

Bo Horvat is willing to serve as a shutdown center if that’s what it takes to stick with the Vancouver Canucks. (Metro News)

With the spin-o-rama no longer permitted, here’s a look back at the top 10 of them. (Puck Daddy)

Sam Reinhart hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts in his first rookie tournament, but he’s not discouraged. (

Nathan Gerbe figured the 2013-14 campaign was his last opportunity to prove that he belonged in the NHL. Fortunately he did just that as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. (News & Observer)

We mostly hear about teams’ front offices that are paying more attention to analytics, but some players like prospect Patrick Watling have also embraced fancy stats. (Toronto Star)

It’s still very early, but Oskar Sundqvist’s adjustment to North American hockey after playing in Sweden’s top league last season is off to a strong start. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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