Morning Skate: Monday, Jan. 13

Morning Skate: Monday, Jan. 13
January 13, 2014, 4:30 pm
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* According to the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson, the Pittsburgh Penguins are in trade talks for a running mate with Sidney Crosby.
 
* Nicklas Backstrom says shame on the Washington Capitals players for the way they haven’t been able to play consistently strong hockey.

* PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Halford writes a blog entry in praise of former Boston University player Nick Bonino, who is having a very good season for the Anaheim Ducks.
 
* A sad day for the Boston Bruins as beloved local, and big Bruins fan, teen Sam Bern dies at 17 years old after suffering from a rare, fatal disease.
 
* St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock loves the play of his Euro line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Vladimir Sobotka showing off their “European creative chemistry.”
 
* The Jets players know they are the ones ultimately responsible for the firing of head coach Claude Noel, and the hiring of Paul Maurice.

* Thomas Vanek is enjoying his time on Long Island, but won’t discuss a new contract with the Islanders in the immediate future.

* For something completely different: The Season 4 trailer for Game of Thrones is out. Winter is coming.