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PHT Morning Skate: Where vandalism gets even dumber

Feb 17, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT


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.

The Vancouver Sun shares another jaw-dropping display of behavior from Canucks fans, as some clever artist decided to vandalize the church that Milan Lucic frequents. Yes, seriously. (Vancouver Sun)

Jeff Skinner was named the Triangle Sports Person of the Year in the Carolina region, edging out Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and golfer Webb Simpson. Not too shabby, kid. (Canes Now)

You can follow the link provided in the parenthesis to read about how Ben Eager is making the most of his ice time and all that, but the real reason to click it is to see the expression displayed on the faces of fans in the photo. (Edmonton Journal)

Brooks Laich and the Washington Post provide your daily dose of depressing Washington Capitals chatter. Seriously, it’s hard to believe how quickly – and dramatically – a team can swing from “hugely fun” to “totally depressing.” (Washington Post)

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun explains why Rick Nash won’t be a member of the Detroit Red Wings – at least if the Columbus Blue Jackets move him before the trade deadline. (ESPN)

Captain fight! Phoenix Coyotes’ leader Shane Doan takes on Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings. This is probably more exciting than the Coyotes’ 1-0 win, to be honest.

Claude Giroux assisted on five of the Philadelphia Flyers’ seven goals last night. That’s like, three Kings’ games worth of offense.

Now that the 21-game winning streak leaves the Detroit Red Wings alone in history, their opponents get a fun extra bit of motivation: who gets to end it? The Nashville Predators reflect on their chance to do just that. (Tennessean)

Word is that the Blackhawks are trying to bring an All-Star Game to Chicago. That sounds like fun, except for the whole “Windy City in late-January” aspect. Burr. (Chicago Tribune)

Max Pacioretty is exceeding all expectations for the Montreal Canadiens. (Montreal Gazette)

  1. solador78 - Feb 17, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Lucic=Oldest false flag operation in the book

  2. bcisleman - Feb 17, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Not a Lucic fan, but desecrating his church is just sick. Don’t see Nash moving at the deadline. Look for a draft day deal.

  3. t16rich - Feb 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Awful to do that to a church. I am a diehard Canucks fan my whole life, but even more so, a fan of British Columbia hockey and born players. A true Canucks fan would still have some sort of appreciation for a guy like Lucic. He brought us alot of good hockey as a Giant and even won a memorial cup and tourney MVP. Any British Columbia hockey fan without respect to Lucic isnt a true hockey fan. For his style play and the skills he brings we should be appreciating the uniquness in what Lucic brings to the game instead of mocking his entire family and church. Anybody who knows his history and the type of class act he is off the ice would never do somthing like this.

    • haterzgonahate - Feb 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

      agreed.. this is just the work of some douche who wanted to get on the news. objective accomplished!

      probably sitting in a corner masterbating furiously over the attention this is getting as we speak… wearing a Flames jersey i might add lol

  4. dougcan - Feb 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Canucks fan here that is equally disgusted as the VAST percentage of the real and loyal fan base. There is no place for this kind of behaviour in a civilized society that being said there is this kind element in every community and like cockroaches they are a menace that are extremely hard to eradicate in their entirety.

  5. greatminnesotasportsmind - Feb 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Good thing these idiotic Canuck fans are Canadiens and not Americans. We would never do that, oh and the Jets are a terrible team…

    • haterzgonahate - Feb 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      please google the difference between ‘Canadiens” and “Canadians” and edumacate yourself

  6. hsnepts - Feb 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    I don’t think that vandalism was by a Canuck fan. They didn’t spell Canuck right – and I can tell you that in this city you cant walk 5 feet without seeing the word Canuck written somewhere. That vandalism is by someone trying to make Canuck fans look bad.

    • imleftcoast - Feb 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      Go Bruns!

  7. davebabychreturns - Feb 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Odd that they couldn’t spell “Canucks,” yet they drew such perfect hexagons..

  8. bensawesomeness - Feb 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    i was under the impression that the Wings had plenty of room for Nash, financially speaking.

    Do i realistically expect Nash to play for Detroit anytime soon? No. But it would be SO cool

  9. bigtganks - Feb 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Honestly, I bet it’s a someone who isn’t a canucks fan or hockey fan for that matter and just trying to (sadly continue, thanks to the riots) to make Vancouverites look bad. A drunk “watch this!” moment.

    And I’m an American in Utah, so it’s not like I have a reason to defend the city or its people, but a huge Canucks fan .

  10. kitshky - Feb 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Just another example of the kind of morons who ran around DT Vancouver destroying not only our city but more importantly our reputation. There’s idiots in ever city.

    Although let’s be honest, it was probably just a couple of stupid drunk 16 yo’s who have officially received too much attention.

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