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PHT Morning Skate: The search for Colorado’s offense

Patrick Roy

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy, back, yells at referees while facing the Minnesota Wild in the third period of the Wild’s 3-0 victory in an NHL hockey game in Denver on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


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.

Gabriel Landeskog says he “can’t put his finger” on why the Colorado Avalanche haven’t been able to score a single goal in two games against the Minnesota Wild. How long will it take for Colorado to find some answers? (Denver Post)

Speaking of the Wild, head coach Mike Yeo thinks his team has a chance to win it all ... yet he’s also scared about missing the playoffs altogether. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock believes that his team got its “identity back.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $5,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Monday’s NHL games. It’s $25 to join and first prize is $800. Starts Wednesday at 1pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

Chris Kunitz’s remarkable journey from “never being drafted” to becoming Sidney Crosby’s partner-in-crime ... not to mention winning Olympic gold. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Despite the fact that the 2014-15 season is in gear, there are six interesting goalie options out there if injuries or poor play force a general manager’s hand. (The Hockey News)

Meet “the original” Nazem Kadri, grandfather of the rising Toronto Maple Leafs forward. (Sportsnet)

Evan Sporer put together a nifty profile on hot 2015 NHL Draft prospect Jack Eichel. (SB Nation)

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