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PHT Morning Skate: Where Dustin Penner slams Conan O’Brien

Jul 17, 2012, 9:30 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.

Reports are circulating that Per-Johan Axelsson – aka P.J. Axelsson – is drawing some interest to make an NHL comeback. He still has a year left to burn with Frolunda, though, so he’d have to jump through some hoops or wait until next year. (Matias Stroyzk)

Michigan is keeping legendary college hockey coach “Red” Berenson around. This is normally where I make a joke about Dean Lombardi. (ESPN)

The New Jersey Devils are expected to name their new assistant coaches this week. It won’t be easy to top Adam Oates and Larry Robinson. (

Looking back on one of the most embarrassing goals allowed from Patrick Roy’s incredible career. (Backhand Shelf)

“Nothing imminent” on a deal for T.J. Oshie as he approaches salary arbitration, but Jeremy Rutherford reports that he’s discussing a four-to-six year deal with the St. Louis Blues. (Jeremy Rutherford)

Dustin Penner lands a harsh TBS-related retort on noted Los Angeles Kings agitator Conan O’Brien. (SBN)

Adrian Dater wonders if Matt Duchene‘s contract explains why Ryan O’Reilly‘s one negotiations are in limbo. (Denver Post)

  1. sjsharks66 - Jul 17, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Really? He’s that upset about something a comedian says?

    • grillmarks - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM

      Seems like a little friendly jab/exchange.

    • ron05342 - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      Are you so hateful of the Kings that you can’t even see the humor between the two tweets?

      Get a life, dude. And get over it already…the Kings won the Cup. Nothing you can do about history, its a done deal. So stop crying in your corn flakes already.

  2. jacketsfan7 - Jul 17, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Oh no you didn’t Dustin Penner!!!! Oh my lmao

  3. jacketsfan7 - Jul 17, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    @sjsharks66 ikr?

  4. ron05342 - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Penner’s got a quick wit…I don’t see Conan O’Brien jabbing at the Kings anymore without considering what kind of comeback he may get.

  5. dolanster - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Penner 1 Conan 0

  6. sjsharks66 - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    @ron I don’t care that the kings won the cup? I didn’t say anything about that, did I? It’s just weird that he pays so much attention to Obriens twitter.
    And to say that he won’t take anymore jabs at the kings because he’s worried about the repercussions? Don’t be silly : P

    • gekkoguy82 - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      Is Penner not allowed to read other peoples’ Twitter and make witty comments? What’s so weird about that? I thought that was the point of Twitter.

    • creasemasta41 - Jul 17, 2012 at 1:01 PM

      Pays so much attention to his twitter? i didn’t know hitting a follow button means i pay so much attention to people. This really should be a non story, just like your sharks always are in the playoffs

  7. govtminion - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    That’s pretty good- well played, Penner. Well played.

  8. rushledger - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Hey Dustin Penner had every right Conan is taking shots he has to expect them back an Dustin that was exceptional!

  9. sjsharks66 - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    I’m still not saying anything bad about penner or kings. I like penner. What he said was funny, I’m not denying it. Maybe I should have worded it better.
    I think it’s weird that penner/the kings and Obrien have been taking stabs at each other on twitter so much.
    Honestly guys I’m not trying to argue or be a dick. I just think its weird lol

    • habsman - Jul 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

      Typical AmericanClown

  10. rycoem - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Penner will be a guest on the show before the summer is out

  11. jrsaffell - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    So Penner is funnier than Conan. Not that hard to do.

    • blomfeld - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:40 AM

      right on man … Conan O’Brien is a b-grade comedian and he’s a suck-hole to boot …

  12. mclovinhockey - Jul 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Conan O’Brien is the man. Hell he was an original writer of the Simpsons. How do you compete against that. I like Penner but go Conan the oranged hair Barbarian

  13. jacketsfan7 - Jul 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Clearly I’m the only one who understands what @sjsharks66 is trying to say. Give him a break and read his comments 3 times to get the true meaning of what he’s trying to say , I got your back @sjsharks66

  14. mahhelo - Jul 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Ive been a Conan fan for many years but wtf is his problem with the Kings. This is his second time around – during the finals he tweeted a joke about how wrong it is for a warm- weather city to have a hockey team. Is the guy even a hockey fan?

  15. sjsharks66 - Jul 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    What does that mean? Just like sharks are always in playoffs?

  16. jacketsfan7 - Jul 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    He means they always pay attention to these stories just like they pay attention to the sharks when the make the playoffs

  17. braddavery - Jul 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Why does everything have to be about who “won” or “lost”. I thought both tweets were funny.

  18. blomfeld - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:11 AM


    The bottom line is that Conan is a suck-hole and he’s not really that funny … on the other hand, Penner doesn’t do comedy for a living, yet he’s “infinitely” more entertaining … go figure that eh ? … at any rate, my favorite line from the NHL playoffs this year is still Penner’s statement after getting creamed into the boards, that “it felt so pure” ! :)

    GO PENNER GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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