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PHT’s Morning Skate: Alex Ovechkin is hangin’ with Mike Tyson

Oct 17, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

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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.

Alex Ovechkin gets to have all the fun hanging out with Mike Tyson. We’re sure Ovi knows what tigers do and don’t like by now. (Alex Ovechkin on Twitter)

Ottawa has a trio of youngsters on defense that are making Sens fans think of the 70’s Habs? Someone check the hyperbole meter. (Ottawa Sun)

Phil Kessel… The leader of the Maple Leafs? Sure thing, just as long as they’re not picking sides for pick-up games. (TSN)

Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan, and Jim Thomson all accept Don Cherry’s apology. Litigation threats are the new face wash. (Sportsnet)

Meanwhile, Cherry’s apology isn’t being bought by everyone, especially Bruce Dowbiggin. (Globe And Mail)

Time for the Jets to put out a distress call because of their bad start? Almost… (Winnipeg Sun)

News flash: The Bruins’ PK is still good. Not a news flash: Their power play stinks. (CSNNewEngland.com)

Marcel Goc is impressing those in Florida with his two-way play. We bet the Preds miss him too. (Sun Sentinel)

Could we see Erik Gudbranson and Steve Downie drop gloves again tonight? Perhaps… (Miami Herald)

The improved Ducks defense is strengthening them overall. Jonas Hiller must be giddy about this. (Orange County Register)

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