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PHT Morning Skate: Zenon Konopka’s cabernet sauvignon sounds delightful

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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.

Ottawa’s Zenon Konopka is trying his hand as a vintner. “I’m from Niagara-on-the-Lake and I grew up on a farm with wine grapes,” he said. “I’ve always understood the process of making wine. I’ve been to France a few times, I’ve gone to lots of [wine] shows.” (Ottawa Citizen)

Good piece from Pierre LeBrun on P.K. Subban being P.K. Subban. (ESPN)

According to Jerry Brewer, fans need to “take a chill pill” as Seattle seeks an NHL team. (Seattle Times)

The solution to Chicago’s blueline problem might’ve been in the organization all along: 21-year-old Dylan Olsen, a first-round pick from 2009 that just got called up from AHL Rockford. (ESPN Chicago)

Joe Haggerty with his 15 thoughts on Boston’s 4-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday night. (

Can Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky get $5 million a year with his next deal? (

Jeff Z. Klein investigates the trade value of Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier. (New York Times)

There’s one Detroit Red Wing that’s not happy about Kyle Quincey coming to town. That’d be Jakub Kindl, who has been replaced by Quincey in Detroit’s top-six defense. (