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PHT Morning Skate: These aren’t the bumpkins you’re looking for

Nov 10, 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.

Jeff Miller of the Orange County Register adds some fuel to the Ducks-Preds rivalry after a 4-2 Preds win via Twitter saying, “Keep it classy, bumpkins.” (@jeffmillerOCR)

Tyler Dellow is on the job again. This time he discovers a court case about former NHL’er Garrett Burnett getting busted for steroids. Georges Laraque would like to talk to him. (mc79hockey)

Chicago’s John Scott is still looking for someone to dance with. Dance with their fists that is. (ESPN Chicago)

Andrei Markov is hitting the road with the Canadiens. No, he’s not even close to playing. (Sun Media)

The Bruins are wise to the Oilers’ success so far this year. Good thing or else they might get run out of the barn. (Edmonton Journal)

Matt Carkner is skating again for Ottawa but he’s not close to returning and getting rough with opponents. (Senators Extra)

Colin Fraser‘s controversial route to Los Angeles via semi-bogus trade from Edmonton finally comes to life as he’s set to join the lineup. (L.A. Kings Insider)

Steve Ott isn’t hitting the road with the Dallas Stars. A little less aggravation for their opponents’ fans will be nice for them. (Dallas Morning News)

New Blue Jackets forward Mark Letestu is thankful for his time in Pittsburgh. Hope he took a lot of pictures, chances of joy in Columbus are pretty low. (Empty Netters)

Mike Cammalleri is confident the goals will come in Montreal. He’d better hope so or else it’ll sound like, “Et le BOOOOO!” up there. (Montreal Gazette)

After clearing waivers, Mattias Ritola is apparently taking his talents to MODO in the Swedish league. (Lightning Strikes)

Finally, check out Nashville rookie Craig Smith getting tricky with Jonas Hiller and banking one in from behind the goal line. (NHL)

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  1. C. Anderson (1681)
  2. B. Bishop (1618)
  3. M. Fleury (1554)
  4. D. Alfredsson (1513)
  5. J. Harding (1362)
  1. C. Price (1248)
  2. D. Setoguchi (1175)
  3. M. Staal (1161)
  4. A. Ekblad (1138)
  5. J. Giguere (1120)