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PHT Morning Skate: Where egos collide

Aug 22, 2012, 10:00 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.

Bruce McCurdy is concerned about the Edmonton Oilers’ depth at center. (Edmonton Journal)

Joe Haggerty wonders if Milan Lucic should model his contract demands after Scott Hartnell‘s new extension. (

Apparently Mike Fisher‘s new deal features a no-movement clause. No, her name isn’t Carrie Underwood. (CapGeek)

Henrik Zetterberg on playing overseas: ““I think that many of the older players will stay in North America until at least Christmas.” (George Malik)

Steve Sullivan shares his connection to Shania Twain. (Coyotes video)

Mike Rucki on the lockout: “… the chasm between the two sides speaks more to a clash of egos than a reasonable negotiation.” (On Frozen Blog)

St. Louis Game Time’s fascinating bit on “The Trials and Tribulations of Mike Danton.” (STLGT)

  1. danphipps01 - Aug 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Hartsy has good two-way presence. Does Lucic offer that? As far as I can recall, I’ve never seen him used in a defensive role. And then there’s the locker-room side of things. Hartsy’s a key leader for the Flyers. Lucic isn’t. He’s a lot younger and has higher possible upside, but Hartnell brings a more complete game to the table.

    • jamestshattenkirk - Aug 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

      I have just been searching through the 2011-12 roster of the Boston Bruins and I can’t seem to find an entry for a “Dan Phipps”. What number did you wear last year? I am willing to go out on a very long limb here, and guess that you don’t have any clue whether Lucic is good in the locker room. He seems to be loved by his teammates. Keep your uninformed speculation to yourself.

  2. bruin63 - Aug 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Lucic is a much better player than hartnell with all due respect but with all the players the Bruins need to resign i say he takes less to stay in Boston. He loves it here and is going to do the same thing soupy and kelly did so the Bruins could resign tukka. Lets remember they need to sign both seguin and rask. Lucic is gonna take less years and less money to stay with the Bruins.

    • odj810 - Aug 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

      god i hope so. I see the whole lot of them taking under market value. the only one who may look for more is marchand. Though i think he’s appreciated more here in boston than he would be elsewhere.

  3. bruin63 - Aug 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    And btw he is used for momentum as well as his scoring. One lost fight ever with over 40 fighting majors. Hartnell has never won one.

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