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PHT Morning Skate: Where Red Wings fans ponder booing Fedorov

Aug 4, 2012, 8:00 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.

The growing tradition of “alumni” games will continue at the 2013 Winter Classic in Detroit, which means that Red Wings fans must debate the merits of jeering or cheering Sergei Fedorov. I wasn’t aware this conflict even existed, but George Malik provides both arguments. (Kukla’s Korner)

Cassie McClellan breaks down what a Seattle team would mean to – and where it would fit in – the NHL. (SBN Seattle)

Dallas Stars PA announcer Bill Oellermann’s deep voice will no longer remind fans that there’s one minute remaining in a given period. (Defending Big D)

Raw Charge’s John Fontana asks which Tampa Bay Lightning logo design was the best in the franchise’s 20 years of existence. My favorite one has a lightning bolt in it. (Raw Charge)

If Rey Mysterio Jr. was a huge hockey fan, he’d probably wear one of these beauties. (Puck Daddy)

Six big questions for the Buffalo Sabres next season. (NHL.com)

A look at the altered landscape of the Southeast Division via the Florida Panthers’ Web site. (Florida Panthers)

  1. polegojim - Aug 4, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    We judge men by their predominant body of work, not a snap shot.

    Based on that…Sergei: Detroit is proud and grateful that you wore the Winged Wheel and for your contribution to some incredible hockey and success.

    Thank You!

    Go RED WINGS!!!

  2. kingfooj - Aug 4, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    i think it will be along the lines of lindros’ cheer at this past years classic

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Was a part of 3 Stanley Cup teams, was a money player in the playoffs, has the most overtime points ever, first Euro to ever win a Hart trophy, only NHL player to ever win the Hart and Selke trophies in the same season, that was the first of two Selke trophies that he won, this is a no brainer they should cheer and cheer loudly! If Red Wings fans are in the habit of players that were great for them and and we’re big reasons that they won 3 Stanley Cups than they deserve to lose the self appointed title of Hockeytown.

  4. ray2013 - Aug 4, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Just read that Seattle article. The writer was saying that it makes perfect sense for Seattle to play in the same division as Vancouver, and given their proximity, it does make perfect sense. Since Vancouver already plays in a division with Calgary, Edmonton, Colorado, she was suggesting these would be teams Seattle would play against.

    But since they’ve already had discussions about shifting teams in each division, wouldn’t it make much more sense for all of the West Coast teams to play in the same division? Vancouver, Seattle, San Jose, LA and Anaheim make much more sense in one division, were Seattle to get a team. Interesting idea.

  5. seeinred87 - Aug 4, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    I was at Sergei’s first game back in Detroit in 2003 I believe it was, and I was ashamed to be part of that crowd with all the boos for him.

    Sergei will always be one of my favorites, and I have nothing but great memories of him in Detroit. It’s ridiculous to boo him. I hope I won’t be the only one screaming my head off for him to balance it out.

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