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PHT Morning Skate: Jagr and Voracek pay tribute to a fallen leader

Dec 24, 2011, 9:37 AM EDT

Jaromir Jagr, Jakub Voracek AP

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.

Jaromir Jagr and Jakub Voracek are honoring former Czech president Vaclav Havel with a helmet sticker of their own. (Uni Watch)

Andy McDonald is doing some light skating and trying to get back to action for the Blues soon. (Post-Dispatch)

Dave Tippett is going to shake things up in Phoenix so they can win more at home. Insert an attendance joke at your own peril. (Ice Chips)

Jason Chimera is going to wind up being the Capitals’ goal leader this year, isn’t he? (Caps Insider)

Congrats to Leland Irving for his first NHL win in goal for Calgary over Vancouver. (Calgary Sun)

Someone should’ve told Darryl Sutter that the NHL is a “2-1” league and sometimes the “2” doesn’t come until a lame shootout. (

Good news Sabres fans, Tyler Myers isn’t too far off from returning from injury. (Buffalo News)

Anton Volchenkov is counting his lucky stars that he’s OK after taking a shot off the visor. Those things are kind of useful. (Star-Ledger)

Finally, if you haven’t had a good coach meltdown in a while, Islanders assistant coach Doug Weight let’s you test your lip reading skills. (Islanders Point Blank)

  1. laurely515 - Dec 24, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Man, Roger Goodell would freak out if anyone in the NFL tried to do anything like that. Hockey is the best.

    • somekat - Dec 25, 2011 at 5:22 PM

      If you are talking about the Jagr/Voracek uniform thing, the NFL is bad, but MLB is MUCH worse. Remember, they wouldn’t even let the Mets wear FDNY and NYPD hats on the 10th anniversary of 9/11

  2. theolgoaler - Dec 24, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Looks like Dougie had cause for a melt-down; “Diving” for getting cross-checked in the face???

  3. somekat - Dec 25, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    if they would call the actual rule “embellishment”, not diving, it would be true. Definitely a penalty on Lupul. But Tavaras definitely tried to make it out to be much more than it was. He took a nice shot to the face, the way he was laying there, almost convulsing, you’d of thought he got hit with a bag full of billiard balls

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