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PHT Morning Skate: Is this the playoffs of parity? One writer believes it is

Apr 24, 2012, 8:32 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.

Eric Duhatschek of the Globe And Mail says that these playoffs are what parity is made of. Hard to argue with him on that. (Globe And Mail)

Could the Blues-Kings series wind up the lowest scoring playoff series of all time? Some are already talking like it will be. (L.A. Kings Insider)

Meanwhile, Helene Elliott says the Kings are following the book of playoff success by the letter. (Los Angeles Times)

One reason why the Blackhawks are out of the playoffs that’s got nothing to do with Mike Smith? The core of the team played poorly. (ESPN Chicago)

Guys, you won’t believe this. Wings GM Ken Holland supports Pavel Datsyuk to win the Selke Trophy. I’ll give you a moment to pick up your jaw from the floor. (Detroit Free Press)

Carolina re-signed forward Jiri Tlusty to a new two-year deal worth $3.2 million. (News & Observer)

Finally, check out Coyotes prospect goalie Mark Visentin scoring a goal in the OHL playoffs against the Ottawa 67’s. Everything is coming up Coyotes! (YouTube)

  1. pastabelly - Apr 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Hard to argue against parity, at least among playoff teams. The Bruins won last year’s Cup with three 7-game series. The one team that they swept is the only one alive right now. But their still is a gulf in the NHL among the large group of haves and the large group of have nots.

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