Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at [email protected] • Alex Ovechkin on the Russia Olympic ban: “It’s always disappointing to hear something like that. I hope everything’s going to be well. We still have a long time ‘til the Olympics to figure out what to do. What’s better to do. Hope everything’s going to be fine.” [Washington Post] • USA Hockey named on Monday 28 players to the preliminary roster of its entry for the 2020 World Junior Championship. [USA Hockey] • As the Senators continue their rebuild, Brady Tkachuk is front and center. [Ottawa Sun] • Does Taylor Hall fit with the Islanders’ needs? [Gotham Sports Network] • Things are going not so good in Hockeytown. [TSN] • The proposed reshaping of the NBA schedule is something the NHL should be thinking about as well. [Featurd] • Jordan … [Read more...] about PHT Morning Skate: Ovechkin on Russia Olympic ban; tough times in Hockeytown
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Andrew Coltart gives his verdict on the Patrick Reed bunker controversy and how the incident could impact Team USA at the Presidents Cup. Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland What was we doing? Well he was clearing a path to make it easier for his club to impact the ball. Whether he was doing it or intentionally or not, we will never know.If that had happened back at your local golf club, there are certain words that would be banded about but the main reasons they're not being used over here is the litigious nature of modern times. It doesn't matter whether Reed intended it or not, because he did it! There's plenty of ambiguity because you can't prove that the player knows the rule and it's not like he's going to turn around and go 'yeah, I meant it'.There's no way you can prove intent, but there's not many golfers out there that are doing things like that, because they have a higher respect for … [Read more...] about Patrick Reed doubts will always remain after bunker controversy
Three Stars 1. Sebastian Aho, Carolina Hurricanes. Aho followed up his five-point effort against Minnesota over the weekend by scoring a pair of goals in the Hurricanes’ 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. After recording just one point in his first six games, Aho has been dominant for the Hurricanes and is now up to 28 points in his past 25 games. His assist numbers are still down a little bit this season, but he is now on pace for 48 goals this season. That number would shatter his career high. 2. Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights. Fleury made his return to the Golden Knights’ lineup on Tuesday night after being away from the team due to a personal matter. He was outstanding in the Golden Knights’ 5-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, turning aside 28 of the 29 shots he faced. It was his first start since Nov. 23 and he missed a shutout by only 27 seconds. This game quickly turned into a rout as the Blackhawks’ already undermanned defense … [Read more...] about The Buzzer: Aho shines again, Fleury’s big return, Red Wings lose 12th in a row
Gerrit Cole is now a New York Yankee. Nine years and $324 million make that so. But though the Yankees are the only team who gets him, they weren’t the only team interested in him. So let’s take a look at what the losers of the Gerrit Cole derby — the Dodgers and the Angels — can do now that they know they’ve lost. Dodgers The Dodgers were hopeful they had a shot due to Cole’s Los Angeles ties. Welp, that didn’t pan out. Which is not a shock. I’m struggling to think of the last time that whole “he’s from [place] so he’ll want to sign with [team near place]” thing worked out. It didn’t happen with CC Sabathia in the Bay Area. It didn’t happen with Mark Teixeira in Baltimore. It didn’t even work out with Brandon Webb in Cincinnati. Money talks, geography walks. But the Dodgers wanted Cole. They wanted to bolster a pitching staff that has relied on an aging and now free agent Rich Hill and on free … [Read more...] about What do the losers of the Gerrit Cole derby do now?
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season continues with Tuesday’s matchup between the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here. On Sunday, Buffalo avoided a winless trip through Western Canada by defeating Edmonton 3-2 in overtime on Colin Miller’s first goal as a Sabre (Miller was a healthy scratch the day before in Vancouver). The win gave coach Ralph Krueger a win in his first appearance back in Edmonton since being fired by the Oilers in 2013. Though some from the outside have drawn parallels between last season’s plunge in the standings following the 10-game November winning streak, and this season’s dip in play following an 8-1-1 start, the team has a different view. The main reason is Krueger, who appears to have instilled a new culture in Buffalo. Since the 8-1-1 start, the Sabres are 6-10-5. Despite this prolonged stretch of … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: Sabres host Blues on NBCSN