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PHT Morning Skate: Phillips would be ‘honored’ to be Senators captain

Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 2: Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators carries the puck behind the net against the Boston Bruins in the third period during the game on April 2, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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.

Chris Phillips has spent his whole career in Ottawa after being the first overall pick in 1996 and he says he’d be honored if he were named captain. (Senators Extra)

The Caps added some AHL help and NHL depth signing Brandon Segal. (

Here’s an odd one: A woman was arrested for stealing Detroit forward Gustav Nyquist’s first NHL goal puck among other things. (Detroit Free Press)

The Lightning are loving the way things are working out with the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL. (Lightning)

Can Michael Latta, the other player Washington acquired in the Martin Erat deal, make the Caps roster this year? (

Can Craig Anderson keep the good times rolling in Ottawa? (

Check out the big brain on the Minnesota Wild as they’re finally adapting advanced stats. (Pioneer Press)

Good luck light-spending teams, the salary cap could be as high as $80 million in four years. (The Score)

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