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PHT Morning Skate: Where the Oilers’ arena project is $35 million over budget

Beau Bennett

Beau Bennett #23 of Team USA skates against Team Sweden at the USA Hockey National Evaluation Camp on August 3, 2010 in Lake Placid, New York. Team USA defeated Team Sweden 6-3. (August 2, 2010 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

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.

Despite some cuts, the estimated cost for the Oilers’ arena project is $35 million over budget. However, Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel remains upbeat about the project. (Sportsnet)

Joe Haggerty fights against the notion that Boston Bruins’ 2010-11 Stanley Cup championship season was a fluke. (CSN New England)

Prospect Beau Bennett might get a chance to play on the same line as Sidney Crosby during the Penguins’ training camp. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Tomas Hertl, who the San Jose Sharks took with the 17th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, will spend the 2012-13 campaign in the Czech Republic. After that, he plans to play in North America. (San Jose Mercury News)

Despite Capitals coach Adam Oates instructing his prospects to do otherwise, Chandler Stephenson and Max Iafrate felt the need to drop the gloves during a development camp scrimmage. (CSN Washington)

Kevin Hayes is at Chicago’s prospect camp, trying to follow in his older brother’s, Jimmy Hayes, footsteps (Chicago Tribune)

Speaking of hockey being a family business, Jake Chelios is also at Chicago’s prospect camp with the goal of making a name for himself beyond being the son of legendary defenseman Chris Chelios. (CSN Chicago)