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PHT’s Morning Skate: Sean Avery is back and Daniel Carcillo’s a sniper

Nov 5, 2011, 8:00 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.

The fans at Madison Square Garden that have been chanting for Sean Avery will get their wish on Saturday night: Avery will be in the lineup against the Habs. (NY Daily News)

The Stars and Avalanche had a pretty wild night at the American Airlines Center last night. Observations from the always insightful Mike Heika. (Dallas Morning News)

Brian Elliott got the nod for last night’s game against the Canucks over Jaroslav Halak—a game he ended up winning. But if you ask head coach Davis Payne, there’s no goaltender controversy whatsoever in St. Louis. (Post-Dispatch)

Is Pens’ GM Ray Shero looking to make a trade to make room for all of the players that are about to come off of IR? Could Mark Letestu be available for a team that wants to add a young offensive forward? (Post-Gazette)

Just like the team as a whole, Henrik Zetterberg is off to a rough start this season. Unfortunately, everyone keeps reminding him. (The Detroit News)

Speaking of the Red Wings, what in the world is wrong with the perennial power from Motown? (Yahoo Sports)

Finding the right chemistry can be tricky for linemates. In Montreal, it looks like they may have things figured out in the short-term. (Canadiens Official)

The Oilers are off to an unbelievably (and unpredictably) good start this season. But this is NOT the start that defenseman Ryan Whitney envisioned when the season started. (QMI)

Boston head coach Claude Julien on Phil Kessel: “Phil’s matured. “When I say he’s matured, it’s as a person and I’m sure as a player…” He’ll get an upclose and personal look at Kessel when the Leafs and B’s faceoff again on Saturday night. (Boston Herald)

Finally, Daniel Carcillo shows that he’s capable of more than just stirring the pot and growing a creepy pornstache. He’s also a sniper. (NHL)

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