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PHT Morning Skate: J.S. Giguere wows again

Feb 3, 2012, 8:00 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.

Phoenix Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett ponders the idea of coaches getting NFL-inspired “challenges.” Click the link for the audio. (Coyotes)

Mikael Samuelsson might be getting things together as a Florida Panthers forward. It’s likely not just about that center ice goal, either. (On Frozen Pond)

Doug Weight is getting used to life as a retired NHL player. (NHL.com)

Dustin Byfuglien – aka “Buffy the Hamburger Slayer” – returned to the Winnipeg Jets lineup and helped them win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (The Globe & Mail)

Mike Heika attempts to gauge how the Dallas Stars’ playoff outlook as changed after the past two games. (Dallas Morning News)

Mr. Plank covers the franchise records that the San Jose Sharks set by beating those Dallas Stars 6-2. (Fear the Fin)

On Frozen Blog’s Mike Rucki compares to the Washington Capitals to the 2002-03 version that survived quite a bit of injuries. You’re not going to believe this, but Jeff Halpern = Jeff Halpern. (On Frozen Blog)

NHL.com spotlights these players as potential trade deadline targets. (NHL.com)

Has Jean-Sebastien Giguere found some sort of time machine? He’s playing like the guy who prompted many people to give him a goofy Will Smith-inspired nickname. Check out his great save from Thursday’s narrow 1-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche:

Tuomo Ruutu isn’t exactly dampening his trade value with goals like these:

  1. lsxphotog - Feb 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    J.S. is great. Glad to see he’s doing well in Denver.

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