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PHT Morning Skate: Where the Kings aren’t quite a machine

May 21, 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.

The Kings lost a game and that’s been pretty rare in the playoffs. Mark Whicker helps point out how human they are. (OC Register)

I can tell you haven’t had enough Loony Toons in your life. Jesse Spector of The Sporting News gives you all the Wile E. Coyote magic from Mike Smith that you can handle. (The Sporting News)

Know how the Devils shuffled their lines in practice yesterday? It’s OK, they said they’re not doing it as a panic move. (Fire & Ice)

Ever wonder what Stephane Matteau is up to? Wonder no more. Devils fans may not want to check it out. (New York Times)

Looks like Sylvain Lefebvre and Adam Deadmarsh will be back as assistants in Colorado. (All Things Avs)

The Wild have until June 1 to get Finnish phenom Mikael Granlund signed. That isn’t looking like a problem. (Russo’s Rants)

  1. rainyday56 - May 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    I thought both Matteau and Brian Noonan were spotted at Mike Keenan’s, cleaning his pool.

  2. blomfeld - May 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Where the Kings aren’t quite a Machine ?

    So in this writer’s mind, the King’s humiliation of the President’s Trophy winner in a “laughable” five games, their “sweeping” of the Blues in just four games and now their placement of a knife to the throat of the Coyotes in the WC Championship series after only three games, does “not” qualify them as a machine ? The fact is, that had we Kings won yesterday, we would have done something which has never been accomplished before in the playoffs … yet the King’s are “not” to be called a machine ? Fair enough. However, I would be very interested to hear from this writer then, as to which team in his eyes “is” a machine ? … the Canucks ? … the Canadiens ? … the Flames ? …

    No friends ! … the truth of the matter is that when you look up the word “machine” in the dictionary, you will find a simple three-worded definition: LOS ANGELES KINGS !

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  3. proudliberal85392 - May 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Looks like the machine needed a tune-up yesterday.

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