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PHT Morning Skate: In which Dustin Penner imagines his teammates as wrestlers

Dec 20, 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.

Dustin Penner isn’t scoring goals, but at least he’s giving us comedy gold like picking out which pro wrestlers he finds his teammates to be most like. Jack Johnson as “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan? USA! USA! USA! (Mayor’s Manor)

Want an idea for how bad Ryan Miller has been this year? Check out these stats from Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News. (Buffalo News)

The Jets are excited to see Antti Miettinen in action. They’ll be disappointed when they see he’s just Antti Miettinen. (Winnipeg Sun)

Ken Hitchcock getting things done in St. Louis with young defensemen? Surely, this is a sign of the apocalypse. (Post-Dispatch)

Colby Armstrong is out of action now with a concussion. When Armstrong is even healthy it’s a minor miracle. (Toronto Sun)

This just in: The Bruins are very, very good and will be difficult to beat. (CSNNE.com)

Ilya Bryzgalov hates him some shootouts. After discussing the universe and tigers, hating the shootout makes him my favorite goalie of the year. (CSNPhilly.com)

Bruce Boudreau would like to see his goalies play better in Anaheim. (OC Register)

On the bright side of things for Philly, at least Sean Couturier isn’t concussed after taking a puck off his head. (CSNPhilly.com)

The Rangers’ defensive depth takes another hit with Steve Eminger out 8-10 weeks with a separated shoulder. (Ranger Rants)

Finally, did you miss out on the action last night? Get caught up with the best of the best highlights from NHL.com. (NHL)

  1. hulkhogan69 - Dec 20, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Miettinen is not a bad player at all and the Jets will only be disappointed in what they’re getting from him if they expect him to be a big time performer. He is a solid 15 goal 30 point guy that will help with secondary scoring. Solid pick up. As far as Courtier not being concussed well color me skeptical as the Flyers medical staff is pretty bad at diagnosing injuries.

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