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PHT Morning Skate: The science of booing

Mar 22, 2012, 7:30 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.

Dan Girardi is the New York Rangers’ 2012 nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy. Hey, it takes a lot of perseverance to block all those shots, right? (NHL.com)

Did Martin Havlat flip Los Angeles Kings fans the bird? CSN Bay Area gets to the bottom of it. (CSNBayArea.com)

Behind the Net seemingly has a scientific study of everything hockey-related? Want proof? Check out this breakdown of the impact of fan chants in Winnipeg Jets games. (Behind the Net)

Want a nice collection of news and views on Alexander Radulov’s pending return to the Nashville Predators? Check out this post by Dirk Hoag of On the Forecheck. (On the Forecheck)

Mike Green continues to put on a brave face, arguing that he’s fine physically – he’s just trying to adjust to Dale Hunter’s new way of operating in Washington. (CSNWashington.com)

Ryan O’Reilly has a broken nose, but won’t wear a face shield. Is that smart or reckless? That’s your call, but add another entry to “hockey players are tough.” (The Denver Post)

Rich Peverley took a surprising amount of contact in Boston Bruins practice on Wednesday. Considering there have been some tough times for the B’s, getting the versatile forward back would be a nice boost. (CSNNE.com)

Rich Hammond looks back at the Kings’ decision to roll the dice with Willie Mitchell with a two-year contract in 2010, as he was dealing with some serious concussion problems. (Kings Insider)

Michael Russo takes a look at Mikko Koivu‘s return to the Minnesota Wild lineup and the end of Michael Lundin‘s season. (Minnesota Star-Tribune)

Business experts say that Toronto Maple Leafs’ GM Brian Burke’s “head would roll” in their world. Because sports totally follow the normal rules of business, of course. (The Toronto  Star)

San Jose Sharks fans probably wanted their team to go through a grueling bag skate after two listless back-to-back losses in regulation, but head coach Tod McLellan is opting to rest them instead. Probably a good move. (The Mercury News)

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