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PHT Morning Skate: Frustration abounds for everyone

Jan 17, 2012, 7:52 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.

If you took a 6-1 beatdown from the Coyotes, you’d probably do what Semyon Varlamov did and not speak to the media afterwards. (All Things Avs)

Shawn Horcoff would like to score a goal. Any kind of goal. Well, maybe not an own goal but busting a slump is hard. (Edmonton Journal)

Tyler Bozak is back from injury and returns to his spot on the Leafs’ top line. (TSN)

Meanwhile, John-Michael Liles and Colby Armstrong are back skating. (Toronto Sun)

Jordan Eberle is joining the Oilers on their road trip… But he’s not going to be playing anytime soon. (Edmonton Journal)

Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times says that when the Olympics roll around in 2014, the NHL’s players should go too. (L.A. Times)

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is a happy guy these days and he’s talking trades. (Senators Extra)

Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is happy to be picking up his offense. (Post-Dispatch)

Joe Haggerty says that whether Patrice Bergeron goes to the All-Star Game or not, his play is All-Star worthy. (

  1. blomfeld - Jan 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM




    friends … those were some of the banners which we hung around the Pacific Coliseum at a “King @ Canucks” game back in 1975 ! … you could do stuff like that back then, as the game was still innocent and had yet to be polluted with all the money and airtight control which is prevalent today … me and my fellow Kings buddies sure got teased by the locals here, but it was harmless and we all had fun together … and if I remember right, the game ended in a 2-2 draw …

    anyway, tonight’s game is going to be excellent, as my Kings are starting to hit their stride and the Canucks are as strong as ever … however, Coach Sutter has the entire support of his team right now, as opposed to that fur-trapper Vigneult who is up to his old tricks again of playing mind games with some of his best players … I predict a glorious 4-3 Kings victory ! :)

  2. pastabelly - Jan 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    I would rather see Bergeron get the rest he needs than be an all-star replacement. There’s no question he deserves to be in the all-star game. But there is no purpose other than recognition.

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