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PHT Morning Skate: Where Dustin Penner sees his big ending as a new beginning

Mar 19, 2012, 7:09 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.

Dustin Penner is finishing his season strongly after being the butt of jokes for most of the year. He sees this as a new beginning as he heads to free agency after the year. (L.A. Times)

The Lightning aren’t giving up the dream of the postseason. And why shouldn’t they? No one else seems to want to make it. (Tampa Tribune)

Things are so bad in the East even the Hurricanes are sneaking back into the race for eighth. No, really, they’re five points back of Washington after beating Winnipeg last night. (News & Observer)

Taylor Hall says he feels “normal” after being concussed by Cory Sarich. (Edmonton Sun)

The Blues are going to be extra careful with Andy McDonald and his shoulder injury. (Post-Dispatch)

Former Leafs coach Ron Wilson has some stories, man. (TSN)

Bobby Ryan has just about had it withe officiating this season. (OC Register)

Radulov watch: Barry Trotz is hoping to have Alexander Radulov in the lineup on Thursday. (Predators)

Finally, watch gangly goalie Anders Lindback make a sprawling save on Jason Blake. (NHL)

  1. blomfeld - Mar 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    “after being the butt of jokes for most of the year” ? …

    What’s that supposed to mean ? Is Yerdon trying to infer here that the Kings are a bunch of assholes ? I may be wrong, however I don’t like the “tone” of this article one bit … just as I’m sure many of you don’t either. At any rate, we’ve no time for petty name calling and such, as next up on the docket are the Gold Fish of San Jose tomorrow night … a team which makes me sick to my stomach ! Not only is the name “Sharks” in itself a complete oxymoron, the entire San Jose / Silicon Valley area is 100% responsible for all of this stupid “connectivity” stress which now permeates every facet of our day to day lives. Sharks my ass … more like a bunch of whimsical Tetras ! Trust me friends, tomorrow night can’t come soon enough for us Kings fans, as it’s going to literally be a case of “shooting fish in a barrel” !

    San Jose Sharks practice last Thursday March 15th:

    • goodhammer - Mar 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

      dude. he got injured eating pancakes. if that doesn’t lend itself to “being the butt of jokes for most of the year”, i don’t know what does.

  2. kitshky - Mar 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    He’s been a lazy, out of shape “professional” his entire career … tone’s just about right here.

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