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PHT Morning Skate: Where rats are now parachuting to the ice in Florida

Apr 22, 2012, 10:11 AM EDT

Parachute Rat

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.

George Richards of the Miami Herald gets this great photo of one of the Panthers’ iconic rubber rats floating to the ice with a makeshift parachute. You rock, Panthers fans. (On Frozen Pond)

Daniel Alfredsson might be back for Game 6? At home? To close out the Rangers? Time to bite your nails New York fans. (Ottawa Sun)

Ray Ratto of says the Sharks are out of the playoffs because they beat themselves. Brian Elliott might disagree with that a bit. (

The Bruins may have lost Game 5 but at least Brad Marchand responded to being moved to the fourth line to start. (

Joe Haggerty says the reason the Bruins are on the brink today: Braden Holtby has been better than Tim Thomas. (

The Caps went from being the high-flying, high-scoring all-around fun team to the blue collar team that many in D.C. can identify with. (

One reason why Detroit is out: No support for Jimmy Howard on the goals he allowed. (Detroit Free Press)

The Norfolk Admirals lost a game for the first time in over two months. 29 straight wins is nothing to sneeze at. (Lightning)

Avs governor, and son of owner Stan Kroenke, Josh Kroenke says he’s happy with the progress the team has made. (Denver Post)

  1. bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM


  2. blomfeld - Apr 22, 2012 at 3:23 PM


    Tonight we LA Kings are facing off against a Vancouver team which is not just a horde of cornered rats, but now an “excited” horde of cornered rats ! Their win last Wednesday and the intervening delay since, has somehow served to embolden these people to the point that they’re now actually talking about who they would prefer to meet in the second round after they dispose of us Kings ! … can you believe that crap ? Not only is this naive and foolhardy on their part, it’s also incredibly flippant and disrespectful ! We Kings have these people down 3-1, their $65,000,000 goalie has been permanently benched, Kessler’s up for Oscar for “best performance in a dramatic role” and now the Sedin brothers are talking like they both have concussions ! … yet they’re already talking about the second round ?

    At the risk of sounding redundant, I sure hope that Coach Sutter gives our Kings free reign tonight, so that we can be done with these people once and for all. Throwing them a bone the other night might have been the “right” thing to do then, but now it’s enough with the “nice guy” stuff ! The sooner we end this thing the better. Come on you guys, one more push and we’ve done it ! :) GO KINGS GO !

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