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PHT Morning Skate: Where we stand with waffle fries

Jul 29, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

Tim Thomas 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.

Katie Baker with a nice take on the Alexander Semin signing, which includes links to more great takes on Semin. (Grantland)

Perhaps Shane Doan‘s hefty asking price isn’t as outlandish when you take a look at this list of the best remaining free agents. Yikes. (

This Joe Haggerty piece on Tim Thomas includes the following paragraph:

“Of course, it would have been much less controversial if Thomas had posted “I stand with Chick-Fil-A’s waffle fries” and then called it a day in the Colorado bunker with a can of Spaghettios.”

Rudy Kelly’s more-than-a-little biased – and quite a bit revisionist – take on how the Kings match up against the other teams who won the Stanley Cup since the lockout. Which team is the best of that bunch in your mind? (Battle of California)

What earned Scott Hartnell a “Tweet of the day” nomination. (

Five reasons the Florida Panthers should trade for Roberto Luongo. (Litter Box Cats)

While this post underestimates acquiring Mike Ribeiro, it’s still an interesting exploration of an intriguing question: are the Washington Capitals kinda sort of rebuilding? (On Frozen Blog)

On that time Pat Quinn made a lineup card mistake. (Down Goes Brown)

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    I know one thing PHT waffles when it comes to the Penguins !

  2. zaksyuk - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Waffle fries are delicious !

  3. mclovinhockey - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    @hartnell… Well you did play with the sedins at Allstar game… But first ginger line for a real season… Yup. Beware of the gingers

    • sheckyrimshot - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM

      tastykake should start making a gingerbread krimpet

  4. earlcpeacock - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    philthadelphia is a broken down useless aids infested city. nuke it! CHEESESTEAKS SUCK

    • chazxcore - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM

      I seriously doubt that it’s an aids infested city. Unless you have some sort of CDC documentation to back up that claim. I am pretty sure that their aids issues are probably just about the same as any other major city. But now that aids seems to be on the track of being curable, I don’t many cities will be aids infested in the next 10-15 years.

      If you nuked, it would take quite a huge bomb and the fallout from that would most likely affect (depending on the air current) Washington DC, New York City and maybe even Pittsburgh. Not to mention the economic impact it would have on the entire country. Basically a huge portion of the busiest areas of the nation would be gone and uninhabitable and would absolutely cripple the economy as well as the NHL. Especially since teams like Penguins don’t make any money unlike the Rangers and Flyers.

      Also, it is a proven fact that cheese steaks do not suck.

      • mmmpierogi - Jul 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM


        I don’t know how you’re defining “making money,” but the Penguins were 9th in the league according to Forbes most valuable teams list in 2010 . True, the Rangers and the Flyers came in higher than the Pens (2nd and 6th, respectively), but to be in the upper-third isn’t bad at all, especially given that the Pens play in a much smaller metro area relative to the Flyers and Rangers (the Pens had a much higher revenue / fan ratio — $39 — than either the Flyers — $20 — or the Rangers — $24).

        That said, I do love a good cheesesteak.

      • chazxcore - Jul 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

        Because “making money” is not the same as value. Every sports major sports franchise has value, even if they are losing money. The Coyotes probably lose the most money as a team in the league but they still have value. Once Crosby and Malkin are gone or retired or the team starts going down hill, the Pens fans will run and hide and the franchise will be on the brink of going belly up again. This isn’t an attack on the Penguins, just fact.

  5. chazxcore - Jul 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM


  6. earlcpeacock - Jul 29, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    philthadelphia cream cheese sucks too

  7. kitshky - Jul 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    The article on the Kings is literally one of the worst written things I’ve ever read. That was one of the best runs of all time and because of that he’s got a point that they’d be hard to beat by any team ….but having said that;

    The 2011 Bruins – kills the Kings.
    The 2010 Blackhawks – kills the Kings.
    The 2009 Penguins – kills the Kings.
    The 2008 Wings – kills the Kings.

    (did I just compliment the Bruins and ‘Hawks!? ….gad I’m gonna go puke )

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