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PHT Morning Skate: What to do with Niemi?

Antti Niemi

San Jose Sharks’ Antti Niemi, of Finland, deflects a shot on goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


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.

What should the San Jose Sharks do with Antti Niemi next season?’s Kevin Kurz weighs in. (

Ten “hopes” for the Edmonton Oilers in 2014-15. (Edmonton Journal)

Jason Botchford wonders why the Sedin twins don’t get thrown under the bus as often as many other star players. (Vancouver Province)

Comparing two very different offenses in the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers. (mc79hockey)

Check out Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer’s new mask (Dave Art)

Comparing Toronto Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas to one of hockey’s greatest innovators, the late Roger Neilson?(The Hockey News)

The Nashville Predators allowed kids to color on the ice. Interesting results (H/T to Puck Daddy)