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PHT Morning Skate: Where Public Enemy and Brendan Shanahan converge

Nov 5, 2012, 9:00 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.

A fascinating look at how tough it was to identify Ron Hextall’s weaknesses. (NHL History Girl)

Adrian Dater reports that this past weekend’s progress isn’t clear yet because the two sides didn’t get into the “nitty-gritty” yet. (Dater’s Sulia)

Ales Hemsky is playing so well in the Czech Extraliga – he had a hat trick on Sunday – that one cannot help but wonder if he might be able to deliver on his injury-limited promise if NHL play resumes. (Rotoworld)

Paul Bissonnette is becoming (gasp) something of a goal-scorer in the United Kingdom. (Puck Daddy)

Ellen Etchingham ranks the NHL teams by the scariness of their team names. (Backhand Shelf via Pension Plan Puppets)

Interesting “What if?” scenario: Curtis Joseph implies he might have been willing to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins if Mario Lemieux asked. Instead, he ended up working for the Phoenix Coyotes, who then employed Wayne Gretzky. Interesting. (Prince Albert Daily Herald via Kukla’s Korner)

A critical look at sometimes-polarizing Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Chuck D name drops Brendan Shanahan on Twitter. Totally expected. (Chuck D’s Twitter)

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    Zachary Fucale AP

    He’s wise to be patient with Carey Price cemented in the No. 1 spot.

  2. Panthers will bring hockey to Dominican Republic

    Sep 4, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT

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    They previously visited Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

  3. Report: Bruins extend tryout offer to Gustavsson

    Sep 4, 2015, 7:20 PM EDT

    Jonas Gustavsson AP

    Meanwhile, Daniel Paille still looks for work.

  4. Happy now? Kessel dropped 13 lbs. this summer

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    Phil Kessel AP

    His critics get one fewer straw to grasp.

  5. Rich Peverley retires from NHL, joins Stars’ front office

    Sep 4, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

    Rich Peverley AP

    He’ll reportedly work in the player development department.

  6. Rangers nab Chris Drury as director of player development

    Sep 4, 2015, 1:40 PM EDT

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    GM Jeff Gorton is excited to bring him back to New York.

  7. Update: Multiple witnesses reportedly subpoenaed in Patrick Kane rape investigation

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    Everyone that was at his Hamburg home during the night of the alleged incident, to be exacted.

  8. Tyler Johnson should be ready for Lightning training camp

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    Tyler Johnson AP

    He’s recovering from a broken right wrist.

  9. Zetterberg: Babcock leaving Detroit was best for both sides

    Sep 4, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT

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    A summer of change provides “a fresh start.”

  10. Lightning’s Vasilevskiy out 2-3 months after getting blood clot removed

    Sep 4, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Andrei Vasilevskiy AP

    Less (or at least delayed) competition for Ben Bishop.

  11. Dmitry Orlov (wrist) ready after missing 2014-15

    Sep 3, 2015, 10:46 PM EDT

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    He might serve on the Capitals’ third defensive pairing.

  12. Coyotes sign ’15 first rounder Nick Merkley

    Sep 3, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

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    He was Arizona’s second pick of the draft after Dylan Strome.

  13. Voynov detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Sep 3, 2015, 7:25 PM EDT

    Slava Voynov AP

    They took him under custody from jail and now he’s awaiting a hearing with an immigration judge.

  14. Calgary presents Ryan Wilson with PTO

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    Can he find a role with the Flames given their deep blueline?

  15. Interviewer: Raanta’s rooting against Hawks quote is real, but needs context

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    “Antti was frustrated after Chicago send him [a] second time [to the] AHL and he told me truly how he felt.”

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