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PHT Morning Skate: Where Kings fans are ready for a coronation

Jun 5, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

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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.

Bill Plaschke pens a piece talking about how Los Angeles has waited a long time for a championship hockey team and now it looks like they’ve got one. (L.A. Times)

Last night’s surprise hero? None other than Alec Martinez. Not bad work for the Miami University product. (Kings)

Seriously, how good is the Kings PK? So good they’re a nightmare for New Jersey. (L.A. Times)

Bob McKenzie chimes in on how the Devils inability to cash in early did them in in Game 3. (TSN)

Know who’s excited about the Kings’ run? The Great One. (NHL.com)

Alan Maki sounds off on how the NHL’s drug registry should be more open about what they’re doing in the wake of finding Derek Boogaard’s extensive pill abuse at his team doctor’s hands. (Globe And Mail)

Now that Colorado has Cody McLeod re-signed, Adrian Dater says Matt Duchene and Ryan O’Reilly should be next… Right? (All Things Avs)

It’s time to fire up those Antti Niemi-for-Rick Nash rumors again. (CSNBayArea.com)

Claude Giroux is resting nicely after multiple wrist surgeries. That must mean he’s not playing beer pong right now. (CSNPhilly.com)

Mark Messier has some thoughts on the Rangers and Kings. (New York Times)

Former NHL’er Brad Marsh is doing some great work. (Ottawa Citizen)

Danny Cleary is feeling good after his offseason surgery. (Detroit Free Press)

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