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PHT Morning Skate: Taylor Hall would like his slump to go away

Nov 16, 2011, 7:00 AM EST

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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.

Taylor Hall is slumping and it’s his second season in the NHL. What do they call those things again…? (Edmonton Journal)

Calgary’s Paul Byron would like it if the Sabres stopped holding his first NHL goal puck hostage from last season when he was a Sabre. Tough crowd in Buffalo, eh? (Senators Extra)

Make it 6-8 weeks for Scottie Upshall to be out of the Panthers lineup. That didn’t seem to bother them last night thumping Dallas 6-0. (TSN)

The Ducks have their fingers crossed that Niklas Hagman can find his game and help the Ducks snap out of their losing ways. Good luck on both accounts there. (L.A. Times)

NHL concussion numbers are down so far this year? Apparently so. (Toronto Sun)

Scoring first could make all the difference in the upcoming Ducks-Kings home-and-home series. (L.A. Kings Insider)

New Jersey’s Adam Larsson doesn’t think Milan Lucic was gunning for him specifically last night. Don’t tell the Sabres that though. (The Star-Ledger)

Kerry Fraser says diving is still happening and officials can solve that by calling the penalty. Why wasn’t he this vocal when he was a referee? (TSN)

The Sharks are good but they want to get better in the faceoff circle. Just let superhero Joe Pavelski handle this. (CSNBayArea.com)

Former Panther Radek Dvorak says that Stephen Weiss should be Florida’s next captain. But that would make sense, Radek. (Sun Sentinel)

Finally, check out the kick save and a beauty by Rangers defenseman Michael Sauer to help bail out Henrik Lundqvist. (NHL)

  1. pastabelly - Nov 16, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Yeah, right. Blame Hall because Seguin is having a great season. That makes a lot of sense.

  2. nhlbruins90 - Nov 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    I think the reference was to a ‘sophomore slump’ or am I missing something.

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