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PHT Morning Skate: Where unsung heroes tilt the scales

Apr 26, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

Joel Ward, Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom AP

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 Nashville Predators-Phoenix Coyotes series might just be determined by lesser-known players. Shocking, because there are … so many stars between these two teams. *cough* (NHL.com)

What’s the best way to get fans back on the Buffalo Sabres’ side after a high-promise, low-delivery season? Why, of course it’s all about raising ticket prices by about 18.2 percent. (John Vogl)

Perhaps the San Jose Sharks don’t have as many no-trade clauses on their roster as originally indicated. (CSNBayArea.com)

Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman acknowledged his team’s questions about goaltending and special teams. (The Associated Press)

Local announcers are the best, Exhibit XVIII (Puck Daddy)

Can Corey Crawford bounce back from basically being the reason why the Chicago Blackhawks didn’t advance in the second round? (CSNChicago.com)

The Royal Half provides an introduction to the St. Louis Blues for Los Angeles Kings fans via a bunch of inappropriate photos. (The Royal Half)

Martin Brodeur hopes he won’t forget tonight’s Game 7. He might be want to be more specific, though, because deeply scarring memories are just as – if not more – difficult to shake than the good ones. (Fire & Ice)

Ken Hitchcock and Darryl Sutter reportedly have a lot in common. Pretty sure that every bullet point isn’t about “not smiling,” by the way. (Los Angeles Times)

Apparently this will be the first Game 7 for the “Bank Atlantic Center,” aka the Florida Panthers’ home. I imagine you could put together an incredibly selective list of firsts for this game related to the Panthers since they’ve been incompetent for at least a decade-plus, though. (Miami Herald)

Capitals owner Ted Leonsis believes that there’s “a lot of work left to do.” (CSNWashington.com)

  1. bozosforall - Apr 26, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Boston CHOKES yet again! First the Red Sox last fall, then the Pats this winter, now the Bruins this spring…next the Celtics this summer…or sooner.

    City of CHOKERS

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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