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PHT Morning Skate: Welcome back Thomas Vanek

Feb 11, 2012, 9:54 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.

Thomas Vanek‘s return to action last night was more than worthwhile for the Sabres. (Buffalo News)

Drew Doughty is loving life under Darryl Sutter. (Globe And Mail)

Patrik Berglund is starting to feel comfortable in his own skin again in St. Louis. (Post-Dispatch)

New Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi is working hard to make the team more appealing to more people. (Fort Worth Star Telegram)

Jeff Petry a top four defenseman in Edmonton? The Oilers think he’ll be one. (Edmonton Sun)

Former Boston University star and Predators forward Colin Wilson loves going back to Boston to soak in old glories. (Tennessean)

Teemu Selanne was happy to give kudos to fellow Finn Valtteri Filppula. (Detroit Free Press)

Byron Bitz is becoming popular rather quickly in Vancouver. (Globe And Mail)

Kyle Clifford would like to be more than a fighter for the L.A. Kings. (L.A. Times)

Nordiques Nation is making another visit but to… Ottawa? Move the Senators! (Ottawa Sun)

Tim Connolly isn’t having a season to remember. (Toronto Sun)

  1. rabidbillsfan - Feb 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Ummm, What? Yes Vanek was missed, but it obviously didn’t hurt them too much. Scoring 9 goals and in 3 games isn’t that bad. Sure, maybe with him we win the Rangers game, but to make it sound like the wheels came off is a bit absurd. People in Buffalo will blow this out of proportion like they are now about Lindy not being behind the bench and Fred Jackson wanting a more money, and Spiller wanting to start. Must be the Love Canal in my fellow buffaloninas.

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