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PHT Morning Skate: Where stretchers attack

Mike Modano

Former Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano responds to a question during a news conference at American Airlines Center Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Dallas. The Stars are moving forward without franchise icon Modano. Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said the team has decided not to offer Modano a contract. The highest-scoring American-born player in NHL history becomes a free agent Thursday. (AP Photo/Cody Duty)


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.

The Los Angeles Kings’ Web site collects four great hockey writers to answer four questions, with perhaps the most interesting bit concerning which NHL coach might get fired first. (Kings)

Expanding upon yesterday’s bit, ESPN discusses what makes a great hockey uniform. (ESPN)

Three members of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds could be in some league trouble. (Buzzing the Net)

Erin Bolen looks back at the time that Mark Messier (and an ambulance crew) conspired against Mike Modano. (Defending Big D)

The Neutral wonders how much Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have left in the tank. (Fear the Fin)

Joe Pelletier celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Summit Series. (Greatest Hockey Legends) tabs Ryan Strome as the New York Islanders’ top prospect. (