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PHT Morning Skate: Where Raffi Torres gets to appeal

Jun 14, 2012, 8:00 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.

Adam Jahns reports that the league (er, Gary Bettman) will hear Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres‘ appeal soon. As you may recall, he received a 25-game suspension for an ugly hit on Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa. (Chicago Sun Times, via Lyle Richardson)

NHLPA head Donald Fehr hopes to “grow the game.” Here’s the first tip: don’t allow a lockout to happen. (IIHF)

Apparently 2008 was an especially bad year for the Toronto Maple Leafs. (The Hockey Writers)

On June 14, 1945, the NHL rejected an attempt to bring a team to Philadelphia for the 1946-47 season. Then, almost 50 years later, Bobby Clarke became the Flyers general manager. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Quite the huge last few months for Dustin Penner. He was productive during the 2012 playoffs, won his second career Stanley Cup, dominated the “awesome beard” division and then shaved it down to a truly astonishing handlebar ‘stache. Now all he needs to do is sign a ridiculous contract on July 1 or so … (Puck Daddy)

New Jersey Devils forward Petr Sykora and backup goalie Johan Hedberg discuss their futures with the team. (Fire & Ice)

Drew Doughty grew up rooting for the Los Angeles Kings. (Los Angeles Times)

Anaheim Ducks fans might just need to get used to the Kings being a dominant team. On the bright side, they can still pick on San Jose Sharks fans. (OC Register)

Bryce Salvador admits that there’s a chance he won’t be back with the Devils next season. (NHL.com)

  1. thenewraoulduke - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    I thought that Torres already had his appeal heard, Bettman just hadn’t made the final ruling yet.

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