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PHT Morning Skate: Where the Wild are sort of looking better than their expansion brothers, the Blue Jackets

Al Montoya

The game-tying goal by Colorado Avalanche’s Jan Hejda flies by New York Islanders goalie Al Montoya during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday Nov. 10, 2011, in Denver. The Avalanche won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)


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 compilation of reactions following the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signings. (Detroit Free Press)

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild entered the NHL at the same time. They’re followed very different paths since... (Ottawa Citizen)

Have a problem with the massively front-loaded nature of Parise and Suter’s contracts? They’ve hardly the first of their kind, but with a new CBA on the horizon, they could be among the last. (Buffalo News)

After making his NHL debut last season, prospect Torey Krug is hungry for more. (Boston Globe)

Newly signed Jets backup goaltender Al Montoya says how much ice time he gets doesn’t matter. (Winnipeg Free Press)

The Devils have lost out on Parise, but at least they still have an opportunity to re-sign Petr Sykora. So...that’s something. (The Bergen Record)

While we’re at it, now that the unrestricted free agent market has thinned out, maybe Jesse Winchester will be able to find an employer (Ottawa Sun)