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PHT Morning Skate: Coyotes, Kings have yet to trail in a 2012 playoff series

May 13, 2012, 9:08 AM EDT

Walter Gretzky

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 Kings and Coyotes are two very similar teams, but Los Angeles’ Dustin Brown thinks they have an edge in aggression. (Los Angeles Times)

Wayne Gretzky has links to both the Kings and Coyotes. (Denver Post)

Here’s another thing the Kings and Coyotes have in common: Neither has trailed in a playoff series this year. That’ll change on Sunday. (Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette)

A breakdown of the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals. (The Bergen Record)

The writers and editors share their current picks for the Conn Smythe Trophy at the midway point of the playoffs. (

Not all the Devils players are attempting to grow a playoff beard. (Newark Star-Ledger)

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has sold the OHL Mississauga St. Michael’s Major. (Ottawa Citizen)

David Clarkson is a big X-factor going into the Eastern Conference Finals. (

Has John Tortorella hurt his image in this Stanley Cup playoffs run to the point where he no longer has a decent shot of coaching the US Olympic team in 2014? (Calgary Sun)

  1. Brian - May 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Not to nitpick, but is there a particular reason for having a picture of Walter Gretzky with this post? I can’t figure it out.

    • blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      Friend, that is Wayne Gretzky ! I heard he’d aged too, though I didn’t realize it was this bad ! … must have been due to all the stress of being involved with the “financial ponzi scheme” known as the Coyotes, eh ? Anyway, that entire team is going to be grey, once we Kings have finished with them ! :)

      GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • cmdaw - May 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

        No, that’s Walter Gretzky.

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