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PHT Morning Skate: Where the Flyers hope to not stink during the day

Mar 17, 2012, 9:59 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.

The Flyers have been pretty good this season… Except during day games. They’d better get that turned around quickly this weekend with day games today and tomorrow. (

With Andy McDonald injured again for St. Louis, rookie Jaden Schwartz looks to be the guy to fill the void for the Blues. (Post-Dispatch)

Someone is going to be the guy that gets Sven Baertschi back to junior hockey thanks to getting healthy and Lee Stempniak would rather not be the party pooper. (Calgary Sun)

Winnipeg’s Mark Stuart may be hearing from the league for his head-high hit on Washington’s Marcus Johansson. The hit, of course, went without a penalty. (The Washington Post)

Zach Bogosian, meanwhile, is champing at the bit to get back out there again for the Jets. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Lightning have high hopes for Keith Aulie on the blue line. The Leafs hope that he doesn’t come back to haunt them. (Tampa Tribune)

The Sharks would like to make Detroit’s road trip more miserable. Of course, they need to to stay in the playoff hunt. (

The Islanders named Jay Pandolfo their candidate for the Masterton Trophy. (Islanders)

The Devils signed their possible goalie of the future in Scott Wedgewood to his three-year entry-level deal. (Fire & Ice)

Accused pedophile coach Graham James sees his alleged first victim testify against him for the first time. (Globe And Mail)

  1. modellforprez - Mar 17, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    c’mon the lyers stink day night Monday Friday holidays offdays back to back and especially In the playoffs. what u expect I blame scotty fartsmell

    • mercyflush - Mar 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      His name is scotty hartnell, not… oh, wait, I get it! fartsmell (sort of) rhymes with hartnell, and since it (sort of) has a negative connotation, you are cleverly taking a shot a him and the Flyers… wait, you did it again with “lyers!” Wow, just.. amazing wit and comedic timing my friend. Whew! I’m wiping tears from my eyes. Are you a professional comedy writer? Did you write for MAD magazine in 1963?

      Bravo to you sir. Really intelligent, witty dialogue is so hard to come by on these pages…

      • kingmiedus - Mar 17, 2012 at 1:21 PM

        While his post was pretty terrible, harping on the scotty fartsmell part did you no good. Hartnell actually signed a jersey for an opposing fan that way. The fan had the jersey and was right above the visitors (Philly’s) tunnel entrance, Hartnell got a trainer to get it from the fan, signed it and returned it to the fan. Pretty awesome actually.

  2. lasallehockey81 - Mar 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Cool story, bro.

  3. brian32556 - Mar 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Listen to those BruBag NESN Homie announcers after Seguin clearly slashes Giroux across the wrists: “That hasn’t been a penalty all day, but just because it was against Giroux…” Frickin’ whiners just like the rest of Boston. BOSTON SUCKS!

    • brian32556 - Mar 17, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      Geez, they whine the whole time in disgust that Jagr is “water-skiing” by “hooking” the BruBag and then make fun of Hartnell for asking for a call. These guys…well it is broadcasting to the low-class, uneducated Boston “nation.”

  4. drewzducks - Mar 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    I just hope that someone found Talbots purse.

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