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PHT Morning Skate: Where we study playoff beards

May 25, 2012, 8:00 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 Florida Panthers can hang their hats on two recent developments: 1) the team that knocked them out of the playoffs is one game away from advancing to the Stanley Cup finals and 2) prospect Jonathan Huberdeau is tearing up the Memorial Cup. No. 2 is probably a bigger deal. (Harvey Fialkov)

Need a reason to pull for the New Jersey Devils instead of the New York Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup finals? Tyler Bleszinski provides a pretty reasonable argument why those who don’t have a horse in the race should tab the Devils. (SB Nation)

Tony Gallagher wonders if Alain Vigneault is a divisive element in the Vancouver Canucks’ locker room. (Vancouver Province)

Interesting stuff from Pierre McGuire and Glenn Healy regarding the role of reporting between the benches. (The Globe & Mail)

Puck Daddy goes in-depth on a subject near and dear to all of our hearts: playoff beards. (Puck Daddy)

If that wasn’t enough intrepid journalism for you, Fake Chris Kontos took to Twitter to find out what kind of cars Los Angeles Kings players drive. (The Royal Half)

Tomas Kopecky took honoring Pavol Demitra to a higher level by bringing the silver medal the Slovaks won at the 2012 World Championships to Demitra’s grave. (Backhand Shelf)

Peter DeBoer provided a late-season challenge that apparently motivated the New Jersey Devils. (Fire & Ice)

Willie Mitchell discusses his first trip to the Stanley Cup finals. (NHL.com)

The Los Angeles Kings apparently have a Western Conference championship belt. (CSNPhilly.com)

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