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PHT Morning Skate: Where NHLers poke fun at LeBron James

Jun 21, 2012, 8:06 AM EDT

Steven Stamkos AP

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.

A handful of NHLers poked fun of LeBron James on Twitter for missing the last minutes of Game 4 of the Finals over leg cramps. (Detroit Free Press)

Steven Stamkos isn’t surprised that Evgeni Malkin beat him for the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award. (Stamkos’ blog post on

It looks like Ralph Krueger is the favorite to become the Edmonton Oilers next head coach. (Edmonton Sun)

That said, the Calgary Flames are not standing in the way of Brent Sutter joining the Edmonton Oilers’ coaching staff, despite rumors to the contrary. (Calgary Sun)

If you didn’t watch the NHL Awards, then you might want to watch Will Arnett’s Brendan Shanahan impression. (

Canucks GM Mike Gillis doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to drafting successful players and keeping them in Vancouver. (Ottawa Citizen)

Flames GM Jay Feaster is interested in moving up in the draft, but right now it looks like it’s not in the cards. (Calgary Sun)

The Buffalo Sabres are interested in adding a big center. (Buffalo News)

Will the Boston Bruins go off the board and take Henrik Samuelsson in the first round? (Boston Globe)

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Basketball is a joke.

  2. rainyday56 - Jun 21, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Re: Lebron cramp. A leg cramp on an NBA player averages 4 feet in length. You try dealing with that much pain.

    • govtminion - Jun 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

      Somewhere in Europe, Zdeno Chara is laughing.

      • thesableo - Jun 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM

        Atop a mountain.

    • thesableo - Jun 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM

      It’s not that the injury wasn’t painful, it’s that a hockey player would likely play through it.

  3. paperkid96 - Jun 21, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    The cramp used to be around his neck, which caused the choking. Good for the Heat its moved south to his va… uh… leg.

  4. babykaby - Jun 23, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    Lebron may have skill, but it is nearly impossible to have any respect for him.

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