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PHT Morning Skate: Where Carcillo sees good in his reputation

Feb 27, 2013, 7:15 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.

24-year-old defenseman Eric Gryba obviously isn’t going to replace the injured Norris Trophy-winning Erik Karlsson, but in six games with the Ottawa Senators, the rookie blueliner has impressed the team. (Ottawa Citizen)

Speaking of rookie defensemen, the Edmonton Oilers’ Justin Schultz might have hit a bit of a wall. (Edmonton Sun)

31-year-old forward Andrew Murray, who is a veteran of 220 NHL games, has been summoned by the St. Louis Blues. (

Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter had this to say about Red Wings coach Mike Babcock: “I know him pretty [well]. I know he wants to kick my ass, and I want to kick his.” They’ll both get that opportunity tonight. (LA Kings Insider)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski doesn’t think the Montreal Canadiens will retaliate against him during Wednesday’s game after he alledgedly bit Max Pacioretty on Feb. 9. (Sportsnet)

With a lengthy history of suspensions and fines, Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo knows he has a reputation, but he likes that it focuses attention on him as opposed to his linemates. (Chicago Tribune)

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Richard Panik reflects on scoring his first NHL goal on Saturday. (

The Newark City Council has approved the revenue-sharing plan with the New Jersey Devils for the Prudential Center. (New Jersey Online)

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  1. jjregan21 - Feb 27, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Daniel Carcillo is a bum. Watched him play in Phoenix for a lot of years, and I couldn’t be happier we traded him. He took stupid penalties and his biggest contributions were the five minute fighting majors that kept him off the ice. There’s plenty of better players for that role

    • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      I felt the same way in Philly.

  2. r8rbhawk - Feb 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    A couple of thoughts on Carbomb. I am glad he is on the hawks to help protect the skilled guys. I remember in the 2010 SCF when Philly inserted him into their lineup I was worried for our defensmen spefically Keith and Soupy. Carcillo always finishes his checks. That being said, he does take dumb penalties. His worst decision to date was engaging in a fight with Max Talbot during the 09 series when Philly was up 3-0 in the game. Pittsburgh gained momentum from the fight and went on to win the game and the series.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      He doesn’t protect anyone because he isn’t a tough guy. He just hurts his teams with stupid selfish plays. He’s garbage.

    • jjregan21 - Feb 27, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      I don’t think he defends skill players as well as say, Laraque who did a much better job in Phoenix. I don’t think he would fight Shea Webber after the Zetterberg incident, I don’t think he’d fight Lucic after the Miller incident. If you’re concerned someone small in stature is going to injure a skill player, he’s definitely the guy to for protection, otherwise there are better candidates for his role

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      I can’t wait until his contract is up. I don’t wish injury on people but I enjoyed not having him in the lineup for almost a calendar year.

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