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PHT Morning Skate: Patrick Kane is ready for Lidstrom to retire

Dec 31, 2011, 7:30 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.

What could be the greatest compliment for Nicklas Lidstrom? Patrick Kane telling the world that he’s sick of playing him and wish he would just retire because he’s so good. (mlive.com)

Remember the ridiculous Bruins/Stars fight fest in Boston last year? The Razor boy remembers and has a hypothesis why it all went down. The rematch is tonight. (Dallas Morning News)

J.S. Giguere prepares to return to Anaheim to play for the first time since he was traded from the Ducks almost two years ago. “This game has been on my mind all year.” (Avalanche Official)

After missing six straight games with back spasms, the New Jersey Devils will get Henrik Tallinder back for their New Year’s Eve tilt against the Pens. (Star-Ledger)

More good news on the injury front: Andy McDonald is practicing with the Blues again. We all know that concussions take a while, but at least he’s out there with the “no contact” jersey. Baby steps. (Post-Dispatch)

This morning’s history lesson: Rangers fans can thank their own ownership for the formation of the Flyers. (NHL.com)

Coming into the World Junior Championships, Team USA expected to lean on Minnesota Wild prospect Charlie Coyle. So why was he stapled to the bench in a must win game against the Czech Republic? Apparently it’s rather difficult to play with the flu. (Coming Down The Pipe)

The Avalanche prepare for life without Matt Duchene. (Denver Post)

John Tortorella says that sometimes there’s “no honor” in the game; yet when his player pummels an unwilling opponent, it’s just a case of someone who “got what he deserved.” (NY Daily News)

Finally, Daniel Alfredsson shows everyone how to score a 400th goal in style. Yep, an OT game-winner will do just fine. (NHL)

 

  1. imleftcoast - Dec 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Nothing against the Bruins, but I hope the Stars kicking the f’ing tar out of them. Cannot wait the SCF rematch on Jan 7.

    Nice to see some classy from the cab driver beater.

  2. imleftcoast - Jan 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Bruins lose the fights and the game. Might be a theme for 2012.

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