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PHT Morning Skate: In which the Kings take the Stanley Cup to Las Vegas

Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown #23 hold the Stanley Cup as he bumps elbows with Anze Kopitar #11 during the Stanley Cup rally on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings are celebrating thier first NHL Championship in the team’s 45-year-old franchise history. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/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.

Las Vegas isn’t too far from Los Angeles so why not take the Stanley Cup to the country’s biggest party city? There’s no way this can end poorly. (Los Angeles Times)

Mark Spector of Sportsnet says the Oilers won’t be trading the top pick because their asking price is way too high. (Sportsnet)

You’ll never guess who Sens coach Paul MacLean believes should win the Norris Trophy. OK maybe you will: Erik Karlsson. (Senators Extra)

The Capitals are loaded up with 11 picks at this year’s NHL Draft. (

Francois Bouillon says Michel Therrien “deserves” the Canadiens job. Those two have some history in Montreal already. (Montreal Gazette)

Calgary’s top pick in the draft is a big one for GM Jay Feaster to get right. (Sportsnet)

The Predators are holding out lots of hope they can keep Ryan Suter in town. Good luck there. (Tennessean)

Down Goes Brown gives you his unique take behind the scenes at the auditions to host the NHL Awards. (Down Goes Brown)