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PHT Morning Skate: Theo goes from friend to foe

Apr 5, 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.

The Florida Panthers’ morning skate might just change things, but George Richards reports that Jose Theodore looks primed to start for the Cats, who could clinch a playoff spot and the Southeast Division title with a point or more. If that isn’t juicy enough, note that Theo is just two seasons removed from being a Washington Capitals goalie – the team he’s facing tonight. (On Frozen Pond)

Vincent Damphousse backhanded the Montreal Canadiens’ GM job chase off of his to-do list. (The Canadian Press)

Meanwhile, the Habs are contacting other possible general manager candidates, such as Sidney Crosby‘s agent Pat Brisson. (TSN)

After watching another shaky outing from Marty Turco, the Boston Bruins might as well shuffle out the scrubs in net, right? Feel free to discuss Antonin Khudobin’s status as a scrub or not in the comments, as Barbara Matson reports that he might be the next guy to get a start in their goalie roulette. (Bruins blog)

Dale Hunter hopes that the Capitals took a little lesson from the Buffalo Sabres’ desperate game-tying goal from Tuesday. (

Mike Bossy said that he “sees a little of himself” in Steven Stamkos. I’m guessing it has something to do with scoring buckets of goals. (Montreal Gazette)

The Hockey News’ Ryan Kennedy believes that a high draft pick and a plentiful war chest of money for a serviceable goalie – Tomas Vokoun, anyone? – gives the Toronto Maple Leafs some reason for optimism in the future. (The Hockey News via Puck Daddy)

Douglas Murray is chomping at the bit to return for the San Jose Sharks. (

Jeremy Roenick believes that the Vancouver Canucks have quietly become the cream of the crop in the Western Conference. (The Word According to JR)

  1. themajorleagueblog - Apr 5, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    If I were Doug Wilson and the San Jose Sharks, I’d rest Murray until the playoffs or if they get eliminated, wait till next year. As much as it pains me to say, Damphousse won’t get the Habs job because of his legal problems and it will probably be Pierre McGuire or… Pierre McGuire. I don’t think Patrick Roy has a chance, as he’s waiting for a Quebec City franchise and he’s comfortable coaching/managing the Quebec Ramparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Leauge. With Tuukka Rask out, I’d call up a goalie in their Providence affliate. Since they are already resting guys for the playoffs, its not like it matters anymore. Get Tuukka Rask healthy, and Tim Thomas ready for the playoffs.

  2. jpelle82 - Apr 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    jose three or more! redemption time for him, hoping he gets the job done tonight

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