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PHT Morning Skate: Where Ryan Suter is sort of a big deal

Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: Ryan Suter #20 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Washington Capitals at the 1st Mariner Arena on September 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Predators defeated the Capitals 2-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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.

Meanwhile, Suter remains Detroit’s top hope for the future. (Detroit Free Press)

Shea Weber’s future in Nashville might be hinging upon what Suter does in free agency. (Tennessean)

Bourne tells us about what Jacob Trouba has to go through being both a college recruit and a wanted first-round pick for the CHL. (Backhand Shelf)

There was a time when Derek Roy thought writers could be traded. Oh Derek, you so silly. (Buffalo News)

The Panthers are hoping Nick Bjugstad is part of their plans sooner rather than later. (On Frozen Pond)

The Sabres are hoping to fix up their roster via trade. (Buffalo News)

The Northeast Division has a bit of that old-school feel to it now. (

Signing: Minnesota locks up Jake Dowell. That’s funny, he went to Wisconsin like Ryan Suter did. (Wild)