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PHT Morning Skate: Kassian could be ‘huge’ part of Canucks

Zack Kassian

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.

Bobby Ryan wants to embrace the spotlight in Ottawa. He feels it’s night and day compared to what he experienced in Anaheim. (Ottawa Citizen)

Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella plans to give 22-year-old forward Zack Kassian a chance to be a “huge part of this team.” (Metro News)

Michael Cammalleri is a candidate to be the Calgary Flames’ next captain, but he thinks the job should go to defenseman Mark Giordano. (Calgary Herald)

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren liked the chemistry that Vincent Lecavalier demonstrated with Wayne Simmonds during Philadelphia’s first training camp practice. (

Francois Beauchemin (knee surgery) might end up playing in a game before the preseason ends. (Orange County Register)

The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t think they need to make a trade to get under the cap ceiling. That would be good news for defenseman Matt Niskanen. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

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