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PHT Morning Skate: Where Dustin Brown is the leader the Kings needed

Mar 28, 2012, 7:57 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 Brown‘s season started off rough and nearly ended up being even harder thanks to trade rumors. Through it all though, he’s proving to be the leader the Kings needed all along. (Los Angeles Times)

Ryan Miller said last night’s win over Washington was “a lot of fun.” Let’s not ask the Caps about it though. (CSNWashington.com)

Joe Thornton wants his Sharks to enjoy the pressure they’re under to make the playoffs. That’s a novel approach. (CSNBayArea.com)

Go figure: The Red Wings start getting healthy and they start scoring goals. That’s… Not a coincidence. (Detroit Free Press)

Barry Trotz don’t care about no stinkin’ milestones. 500 wins? Pssh, whatever. (Tennessean)

Explain this: The Canadiens are out of the playoffs, they said they wanted to get a good look at their kids and yet Blake Geoffrion continues to sit. (Montreal Gazette)

San Jose’s Andrew Desjardins is responding the right way after being benched. (CSNBayArea.com)

The Winnipeg Jets don’t believe it’s all over for them. The standings seem to indicate otherwise. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Wild will at least get a look at prospect Jason Zucker over their last few games as he’s signed out of Denver University. (Star Tribune)

Toronto’s Mike Brown says he’s not about to change his game in spite of it leading to nagging injuries. (Toronto Sun)

Last night’s Blues win over the Predators featured two of the three of the league’s highest-scoring pairs of defensemen. (Post-Dispatch)

Bruce Boudreau’s tantrum against Boston the other night was nearly one for the ages according to Jeff Miller of the Orange County Register. (OC Register)

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