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PHT Morning Skate: Where Pat Sajak is in the background of Crosby’s card

R.J. Umberger

Columbus Blue Jackets’ R.J. Umberger celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio. Umberger scored a hat trick during the Blue Jackets 5-2 win over the Blues. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


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.

Brandon Dubinsky, R.J. Umberger, and Cam Atkinson might be a pretty effective scoring line for the Columbus Blue Jackets. (

Pat Sajak noticed over the weekend that he’s in the background of a Sidney Crosby’s 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee card. (Deadspin)

Steve Roney wonders if the Washington Capitals have too many unanswered questions going into the 2012-13 campaign. (CSN Washington)

Former Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland has joined the AHL Norfolk Admirals as an associate coach. (Orange County Register)

Penguins prospect Kenny Agostino talked to Pens TV about his development. He had 11 goals and 34 points in 33 games with Yale University last season. (

The Stanley Cup made a stop at the Kirkwood Community Center thanks to former Kings assistant coach Jamie Kompon and his wife, Tina. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)