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PHT Morning Skate: Where John Carlson still doesn’t have a contract

John Carlson, Tim Thomas

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson runs into Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas during the first period of Game 5 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Boston Saturday, April 21, 2012. Carlson received a penalty on the play. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


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.

Caps young defenseman John Carlson is an RFA and he still doesn’t have a new contract. Might be time to change that, eh George McPhee? (

Former linesman Dan Schachte has a new job as the head of officials for Hockey East, a role former ref Paul Stewart has in the ECAC. (USCHO)

Ales Kotalik is staying in the Czech Republic after signing a new deal with Budejovice. (

Meanwhile, Caps prospect Filip Forsberg had three points in Sweden’s 8-2 win over Finland in Lake Placid at the World Junior Evaluation Camp. (

You could say Hockey Wilderness is not a fan of advanced statistics. That’s putting it lightly. (Hockey Wilderness)

The Oilers are trying to develop power forwards on their own. Maybe they can send Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle to the weight room. (Edmonton Journal)

St. Louis is shuffling things up with their front office. (Post-Dispatch)