Morning Skate: Monday, Feb. 10

Morning Skate: Monday, Feb. 10
February 10, 2014, 10:30 am
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* Amanda Kessel, brother of you know who, is ready to take Team USA women’s hockey to the next level in Olympic competition.
 
* Bruce Garrioch says to expect hearing New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur’s name around the NHL trade deadline in a few weeks.

* PHT writer Jason Brough speaks with Viktor Tikhonov, who says his legendary Russian grandfather is just a normal grandpa. Sure he is.
 
* Alex Ovechkin carries a nation’s hopes as the Olympic hockey tournament gets underway later this week in Sochi.
 
* Ilya Kovalchuk isn’t looking at the Olympic tournament as a stage for the KHL to prove itself as a major competitor to the NHL.

* The Ducks are intent on keeping the momentum rolling for themselves after the Olympic break.

*For something completely different: Deadspin just never gets tired of kicking around Rick Reilly, do they?