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PHT Morning Skate: “Fragile” isn’t a compliment to the Wild

Jan 8, 2012, 8:29 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.

After winning seven straight, the Wild are winless in their last seven (0-6-1). Worse yet, Michael Russo drops the dreaded F-bomb on the team: Fragile (Star Tribune)

Peter Laviolette says that Danny Briere was inspiring against the Ottawa Senators. No, not the three goals he scored, but the rare fight for the 179 pound Briere. (CSN Philly)

Tyler Myers is back from a broken wrist—and according to head coach Lindy Ruff, it doesn’t look like he’s missed a game. (Tonawanda News)

Finally, there are people that are giving Nashville the proper respect it deserves for growing into a good hockey market. (Backhand Shelf)

Who do you think is leading the Central Division? The Chicago Blackhawks? The Detroit Red Wings? Try the St. Louis Blues. (Post-Dispatch)

It’s that time of year: it’s awards season! Well, midseason awards season. (Buffalo News)

Those are good stories. Here’s a Top 10 list that most players would rather avoid—the first-half flops (QMI Agency)

We all knew that getting traded could be rough on a player, but Brendan Mikkelson breaks down the logistics of changing addresses mid-season. (Tampa Tribune)

Talk about a Honeymoon period. The Anaheim Ducks have struggled all season, but fans are still lining up to meet the new guy behind the bench. Randy Carlyle probably wouldn’t have had the same kind of reception. (OC Register)

Who says they’re trying to take hitting out of hockey? Theo Peckham demonstrates how to knock a burgeoning star onto his wallet. (NHL)

  1. rainyday56 - Jan 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Always scratch my head when I hear Nashville lumped in with other NHL franchises that are in trouble. However, the day Trotz or Poile or both move on, the team will be in trouble.

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