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PHT Morning Skate: Burke firing fallout continues

Jan 10, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

Brian Burke 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.

Brian Burke’s firing has a lit a fire under the start of the season. Elliotte Friedman says the move was personal. (CBC)

Meanwhile, did Burke not wanting to pursue Roberto Luongo cost him his job? Mark Spector thinks so. (Sportsnet)

Burke’s legacy in Toronto had a lot more than just the Maple Leafs going for him. (The Globe And Mail)

New Leafs GM Dave Nonis knows his job won’t be easy. (NHL.com)

Elsewhere, the Ducks think Bruce Boudreau is the right coach for a short season. (L.A. Times)

What do you need in a short season? A deep bench. (Edmonton Journal)

The Predators have three guys who they hope their European exploits will pay off. (The Tennessean)

Jordan Eberle loves his spot on the power play. (Edmonton Journal)

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff says it would’ve been “utter craziness” if the season was lost. (Buffalo News)

Nathan Horton is all set for Bruins training camp. That’s great news. (CSNNE.com)

New dad Lars Eller is happy to get back to work with the Habs. (Montreal Gazette)

The Bruins and Senators know which kids they’re sending to camp for tryouts. (CSNNE.com, Senators Extra)

Kris Versteeg‘s new mustache is really something to behold. (On Frozen Pond)

Rene Bourque has a lot to prove to Montreal fans this year. (The Globe And Mail)

  1. antkowiak666 - Jan 10, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    release the schedule already!!

    • dprouse - Jan 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Apparently they didn’t want to do that until the players ratify the CBA. The NHL didn’t even want teams using player images on their websites until the CBA was ratified by both sides, but that strikes me as excessive lawyer talk. A lot of teams were breaking that edict literally hours into Sunday anyway.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        I know the Bruins website had their players plastered all over their website immediately

  2. lostpuppysyndrome - Jan 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Dat ‘stache.

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