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PHT Morning Skate: Where trading Luongo might not be a great idea

May 3, 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.

Interesting stuff from Jay Adams: why the Vancouver Canucks’ “win now” structure indicates they’re actually better off trading Cory Schneider instead of Roberto Luongo. (Cave)

New Jersey Devils head coach Peter DeBoer can’t follow Ferris Bueller’s advice to step back and enjoy the playoffs every now and then. It’s just too stressful to really enjoy it. (Fire & Ice)

What are the odds that versatile forward Chris Kelly will return to the Boston Bruins next season? (

Adrian Dater’s assessment of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kevin Porter is harsh, but fair. (Denver Post)

All of a sudden, things are looking up for Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner. That’s especially true for his bank account because he’s in a contract year. (Los Angeles Times)

George Richards sees a bright future for the Florida Panthers as he looks back on the 2011-12 season. (Miami Herald)

The St. Louis Blues (30-6-5 at home in the regular season) hope that the road is “the answer” against the Los Angeles Kings. On the bright side, they did win all two away contests against the San Jose Sharks  in round one … (

Marc Bergevin wants to “retool, not rebuild.” My eighth grade football team had a similar slogan: “Wildcats don’t rebuild; they reload.” I don’t think we made that one up. (Montreal Gazette)

On the Washington Capitals’ chances of regrouping after that brutal Game 3 loss. (

  1. brockohol - May 3, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    penner should have looked up a second or two before oshie destroyed him

  2. billsin20xx - May 3, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    I’m sure that moron could trade him for a another backup center to replace Hodgson! Then as soon as he’s out the door it will give him someone else to bad mouth!

  3. blomfeld - May 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Where trading Luongo might not be a great idea ? …

    A valid point, given that contrary to the general consensus, it’s possible that Schneider has no intention of signing long term here ? … or at the least, he’s now stalling ? The bottom line is that Luongo can’t go anywhere until Schneider is signed, sealed and delivered.

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