Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

PHT Morning Skate: Chara’s new diet; 12 GMs under pressure

Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 07: General manager of the Montreal Canadiens Marc Bergevin addresses the media prior to the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 7, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Getty Images

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

• Here’s an interview with Randy Walker, who was Rob Lowe’s hockey double in the movie Youngblood. (Puck Junk)

• Zdeno Chara credits his new plant-based diet for helping him play with more energy at 40 years old. (Boston Globe)

• The trade that sent him to Dallas from Montreal has really helped Greg Pateryn. (Dallas Morning News)

• Team Canada’s men’s hockey team might not have any big names, but they’re ready to show that they belong at the Olympics. (National Post)

• The World’s Longest Game, which kicks off today, is scrambling to look for more referees. (Global News)

• It sounds like the Colorado Avalanche might have a goalie problem. (Mile High Sticking)

• Here’s the story of how Upper Deck used two hockey fans in Montreal to help create a hockey card set. (Sports Card Forum)

• Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella is using Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles’ words as motivation. (Columbus Dispatch)

• Former GM Craig Button unveiled his list of the top 50 NHL affiliated prospects this week. (

• Sean McIndoe identifies 12 general managers that are under the most pressure heading into the trade deadline. (Sportsnet)

• Bob Murray’s done a pretty good job of finding talent in the entry draft. (Anaheim Calling)


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