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PHT Morning Skate: Steckel thrilled Leafs traded him to ‘superior’ Ducks

Mar 20, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT


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.

Florida Panthers goaltender Jacob Markstrom has had difficulty getting comfortable in the opening minutes of his recent starts, but he broke that trend on Tuesday. (Sun Sentinel)

Former 34-goal scorer Michael Grabner (shoulder) might return to the New York Islanders’ lineup as early as Thursday. (New York Newsday)

David Steckel sees his trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs to Anaheim Ducks as a good birthday present. “You know you’re going to a superior team right now and it’s going to be fun,” he said. (

San Jose Sharks forward Ryane Clowe admitted that he has watched video of himself from his more successful years and he wonders if there’s something he was doing then that he’s not doing anymore. He has no goals and nine assists in 25 games this season. (San Jose Mercury News)

Jaromir Jagr has historically been very effective against the Dallas Stars’ upcoming opponent, the Colorado Avalanche. (Dallas Morning News)

Edmonton Oilers coach Ralph Krueger likes the progress his team has made. 30-year-old blueliner Nick Schultz feels his teammates are starting to buy into the system. (Edmonton Journal)

For the Calgary Flames, losing is becoming all too familiar. (Calgary Sun)

Could we be in for an uneventful trade deadline? (Ottawa Citizen)

  1. franchisethighs - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    10 in a row. Don’t yo face feel tight!

  2. ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    i’ll take California women/weather/food over Toronto women/weather/food any day of the week.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      ^^^ two people don’t like beautiful women, warm weather, or fresh, in-state-grown food.

      I’m assuming they like their women covered in bear blood, for their snot to freeze for 9 months straight, and maple syrup. gobs and gobs of maple syrup.

      • tatdue - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        You’ve obviously never been to Toronto or even Canada for that matter have you? Idiot!

      • ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        just a joke bud. take it easy.

        Yes I’ve been to Canada, several times. Never Toronto, so you got me there. but there’s no way you can argue that the women and weather in Toronto are better than Cali. Food, debatable I guess.

        (btw, when you comment on a PHT Morning Skate, don’t thumbs-up your own comment immediately after. hardly anybody reads these past 10AM so when you have a thumbs up 3 minutes after your comment… we know it was you)

  3. thehighcountrybear - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Montreal’s great for food and the women, ooooooh la laaa, lawsey mercy! Weather…look outside?

    Toronto women…not bad if they shave?

    California girls…weather?

    The West coast has the sunshine
    And the girls all get so tanned
    I dig a french bikini on Hawaii island
    Dolls by a palm tree in the sand

    I been all around this great big world
    And I seen all kinds of girls
    Yeah, but I couldn’t wait to get back in the states
    Back to the cutest girls in the world

    I wish they all could be California
    I wish they all could be California
    I wish they all could be California girls

    • ibieiniid - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      lol we really gotta get you some adderall.

      regardless, thumbs up

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