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PHT Morning Skate: Where Tim Thomas gets a C+

Aug 25, 2012, 9:00 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.

Randy Carlyle seems primed to redecorate the Toronto Maple Leafs’ dressing room. Feel free to insert your favorite Benny Hill jokes. (Toronto Sun)

Operation Sports holds a “roundtable discussion” of NHL 13’s demo. (Operation Sports)

Why you shouldn’t panic if someone selects “your guy” in a fantasy hockey draft. (The Hockey Writers)

Uni-Watch shares its choices for the best sweaters in the league. (Uni-Watch via Kukla’s Korner)

The Chicago Blackhawks’ “Essentials.” (Puck Daddy)

You might find Stanley Cup of Chowder’s “report card” for Tim Thomas’ 2011-12 season rather interesting. (SCoC)

Kari Lehtonen‘s offseason knee injury from the World Championships doesn’t appear to be an issue. (Dallas Stars via Rotoworld)

Joe Thornton says the St. Louis Blues were “just flat out better” than the San Jose Sharks in the playoffs. (

  1. jacketsfan7 - Aug 25, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Why is he even in the game if he’s not playing?

  2. danphipps01 - Aug 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    I’ll give you a few reasons, Joe – a weak physical game, the same anaemic power play as ever, an ever-worsening penalty kill, basically only one or two guys on the whole damn team you can count on keeping up their scoring pace in the postseason, and on that note, even Pavelski, normally one of the only clutch playoff guys on the team, failed to show up.

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