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PHT Morning Skate: Outrage and the Sharks’ ‘Ice Team’

San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Six

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Los Angeles Kings ice girls celebrate a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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.

If you want to get your feet wet with “advance stats” (or become even more comfortable with them), Extra Skater lays many of the big ones out in ways that are very friendly to the eye. Now is as good a time as any to dive right in, especially since the handy site added 2010-11 stats on Sunday. (Extra Skater)

The San Jose Sharks’ introduction of an “Ice Team” is leading to more than a little bit of controversy. Hey, at least it’s been a pretty smooth offseason overall right? (Mercury News and Puck Daddy)

An argument for three teams that could make the playoffs after missing the postseason in 2013-14 and vice versa. (The Hockey News)

Four forward prospects who could make the Boston Bruins roster next season. (

Your bummer thought of the day: Did Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane structure their contracts with a possible 2020-21 lockout in mind? (The New York Post)

It sounds like a hockey rink will be named after Gino Odjick. Great gesture. (Miami Herald)

To no surprise, Christian Ehrhoff is quite pleased with the 2014 World Cup results.

Need a little whimsy? Enjoy NHL players butchering the spelling of their teammates’ names: