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PHT Morning Skate: Where we wonder who steps up in place of Claude Giroux

May 8, 2012, 8:05 AM EDT

Jaromir Jagr, Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell 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.

Philly could stand to use a few people to step their games up with Claude Giroux out for tonight’s Game 5. (

The Devils are using their offense to improve their defense? What kind of trickery is this? (Fire & Ice)

The Capitals aren’t worried about Braden Holtby after their crushing loss in Game 5. (

The Blues sale to Tom Stillman is all but completed. (Post-Dispatch)

As for the potential sale of the Coyotes, not everything looks happy and fun with the financials. (Sportsnet)

The Lightning are all-in on goaltending heading into the NHL draft. (Tampa Tribune)

Is Joel Quenneville a candidate to be the next coach of the Canadiens? (

San Jose Sharks season ticket prices are going up next year. (Working the Corners)

Meanwhile, Todd McLellan deserves a shot at turning things around for the Sharks. (

Will the Ottawa Senators come calling for Dustin Penner in free agency? GM Bryan Murray is a fan. (Ottawa Sun)

Johan Franzen is on fire… In the World Championships for Sweden. The Red Wings are probably asking where this was a few weeks ago. (Detroit Free Press)

  1. renberg19 - May 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Home Crowd
    + Ice that stays solid, and doesn’t liquify into a slushy formation ( New Jersey)
    + Refs that don’t disappear after the first period
    = Jake Voracek #93 stepping up for the Flyers.

    • WraithGD - May 8, 2012 at 10:43 AM

      Our ice is solid just like your ice is..

      • cleverbob - May 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM

        I assume he read this article:

        Not sure how the ice managed to only slow down the Flyers, but here we are. This is all Springsteen’s fault.

  2. cleverbob - May 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    I’m hoping for a monster game out of Briere.

  3. sjsharks66 - May 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    You guys could put in Rinaldo or Shelly to take Giroux’s place. Hahaha

    • drunkbro - May 8, 2012 at 9:55 AM

      rinaldo will probably play… as a sharks fan i wouldnt be laughing

    • renberg19 - May 8, 2012 at 9:57 AM

      Dude, you’re a Sharks fan. That onto itself is worthy of a laugh!

  4. jpelle82 - May 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    cutourier seems hurt, schenn cant stay on his feet, read isnt getting chances, wellwood is playing ok but generally speaking – the rookies who got them here are looking like rookies and i dont think rinaldo is the answer either. jagr looks old, simmonds, hartnell, and voracek are sleeping through games. the only guy that looks like he has his head in the game is talbot, i would have him out there a lot more this game if i were laviolette.

  5. drewsylvania - May 8, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Sestito! He’ll be Shanabanned before he even gets onto the ice!

  6. sjsharks66 - May 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Lol it was a joke. “oh just like the sharks haha” the flyers are about to lose tonight and be out in the 2nd round. When the flyers played the sharks this year we shut them out. The flyers haven’t won a cup since before you were probably alive, the sharks don’t have one but we’ve only been a team since 91.
    So I don’t really understand how being a sharks fan is a joke.

    • ml3939 - May 8, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      The only joke is you insinuating you were involved in the shut out. Other than that, nothing wrong with being a sharks fan. It was a lame attempt by someone to make fun of you.

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