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PHT Morning Skate: Catching up with Gomez

Dec 2, 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.

Hey look, Chris Pronger‘s brother Sean wrote a book. (NHL.com)

Joe Pelletier discusses Jack Walker, one of the earliest defensive forwards who created a “one-man neutral zone trap.” (Greatest Hockey Legends)

The Grand Rapids Griffins take Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman fighting quite literally in this promotion. (Puck Daddy)

Want to know how Scott Gomez is doing in a league where people (probably) don’t obsess about his NHL salary? Well, if not, there are plenty of other Montreal Canadiens overseas notes to consider, too. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Cory Schneider had a rather explosive press conference recently. (Vancouver Sun)

Reflecting on the career of Pete Mahovlich, whose nickname amazingly wasn’t “Pistol.” (Detroit Free Press)

Wow, Rick Tocchet really looked different in 1992-93, when he scored a career-high 109 points with the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Empty Netters)

Apparently Dan Bylsma was “destined” to become an NHL head coach. Not sure if lucky Qdoba burritos were predestined or not, though. (NHL.com)

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