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PHT Morning Skate: In which Erik Karlsson is labeled as a diver

Jan 23, 2012, 7:00 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.

Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson is apparently known as a diver amongst the officials. Good luck shaking that label, kid. (Senators Extra)

The Ducks are 8-0-1 in their last nine games and they’ve got Jonas Hiller to thank for a lot of that. (OC Register)

Darryl Sutter says that Drew Doughty‘s development is similar to that of Chris Chelios. Does that mean Doughty will play until he’s 90 too? (L.A. Kings Insider)

Taylor Hall called out Tom Renney on national TV and… He’s really sorry about that. (Edmonton Journal)

Alex Pietrangelo has a lot of admirers around the league. If they start leaving candy and flowers for him though we’ll just blame it on Valentine’s Day approaching. (Post-Dispatch)

Clarke MacArthur is going through his worst slump during his tenure in Toronto. That won’t help the doom and gloom talk around town. (TSN)

The Calgary Flames are… Sitting in good shape to make a run at the playoffs? Well how about that. (Calgary Sun)

Finally, if you wanted to see a heavyweight fight yesterday you had to be watching Shawn Thornton and Jody Shelley trying to lob bombs at each other. (HockeyFights)

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