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PHT Morning Skate: Where Phil Kessel is steaming mad at failure

Mar 13, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

Phil Kessel AP

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.

Of all the players in Toronto you’d expect to be fuming over how bad the Leafs have played in the second half, how many of you picked Phil Kessel to be vocal about it? (TSN)

It’s probably time to pack it in for the Ducks. Corey Perry is out with a shoulder problem. (OC Register)

Who was the guy that lit a fire under the Sabres to win in overtime last night? None other than Ryan Miller. (Buffalo News)

The Lightning know that they’ve got the odds stacked against them in their run at making the postseason. (Tampa Tribune)

Adam Larsson would like to be a lot better after being benched on Sunday against Philadelphia. (Fire & Ice)

Krys Barch of the Panthers says that if soldiers can lay their lives on the line in Afghanistan, then he and other pros can risk getting concussions playing hockey. (Sun-Sentinel)

2012 top draft prospect Nail Yakupov is done for the season with an upper-body injury. Don’t get carried away though, the OHL season ends in another week or so. (Sportsnet)

Dustin Byfuglien is becoming a phenom in Winnipeg much like Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuk, and Teemu Selanne before him. (Winnipeg Sun)

John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal says the Oilers have to play more urgent and soon. I think the time for that expired months ago. (Edmonton Journal)

Finally, check out the goal-scorer’s goal that Taylor Hall scored against the Sharks that all started with a blocked shot. (NHL)

  1. firstandonlywarning - Mar 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Phil Kessel one of the leagues most useless players when he doesn’t have the puck.

    Maybe if he felt like it was time to be a better two-way player rather than acting like its not his job to finish checks or backcheck the Leafs might have a few more points.

    Maybe he could lead by example

    But he doesn’t, thank GOD he is not a Red Wing, him and Patrick Kane are clones of each other.

    There is 25 players Id take over bother of these over-rated one trick ponies

    • mgp1219 - Mar 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      Agree 100%. Glad the Bruins got rid of him.

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