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PHT Morning Skate: Where Steven Stamkos is becoming the total package

Steven Stamkos

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos, left, drives past New York Rangers’ Marian Gaborik during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


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.

Here’s a scary thought: The league’s best goal scorer Steve Stamkos becoming a threat defensively as well. It’s happening. (Tampa Tribune)

Mike Cammalleri is moving back to center for the time being. Last time he played there he had a monster season. (Calgary Sun)

St. Louis’ Kevin Shattenkirk would like to find his offense again. (Post-Dispatch)

Apparently whether or not the Ducks win games hinges upon... Jason Blake? (OC Register)

From the “Good News” department: Oilers defenseman Taylor Fedun is back on the ice after shattering his leg in the preseason. (Edmonton Sun)

Barry Trotz thinks the increase in shootouts is a sign that teams are tightening up for the playoff run. Well that’s a gross thought. (Tennessean)

If you think Rangers fans are excited about Carl Hagelin this year, wait until Chris Kreider is wearing Broadway Blue. (The Prospect Park)

Flames prospect Bill Arnold scored the game-winner in overtime to give Boston College their 17th Beanpot Tournament championship. (NESN)

Finally, watch Jaroslav Spacek get his revenge on Montreal by scoring a goal against them during Carolina’s 5-3 win. Irony here? Spacek helped turn Montreal into a circus yet again by hurting their run at a playoff spot. (NHL)