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PHT Morning Skate: Looking awkward

Apr 7, 2013, 9:25 AM EST

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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.

Puck Daddy runs an interesting experiment: which newly traded players look the most (and least) awkward in their new uniforms? Jay Bouwmeester as No. 19 … yeah, that’s pretty weird. (Puck Daddy)

How exactly do you end up having five empty-net goals in one game? Find out how it happened about 43 years ago. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Mike Smith hopes he’ll eventually re-sign with the Phoenix Coyotes, who obviously have some pretty big fish to fry. (Arizona Republic)

It remains to be seen how much more of this team he sees, but Joe Nieuwendyk has a “good feeling” about the post-deadline Dallas Stars so far. (Dallas Morning News)

Some aren’t on board with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ collective fear of the word “concussion.” (Pension Plan Puppets)

If last night’s 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings didn’t put enough of a damper on things for the Edmonton Oilers … (Copper & Blue)

Adrian Dater wonders if this is Milan Hejduk‘s last NHL season. (Denver Post)

Probably not shocking to hear, but the Anaheim Ducks miss banged-up captain Ryan Getzlaf‘s presence in the lineup. (Los Angeles Times)

  1. jdrew506 - Apr 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Surprise surprise, the Islanders get another gritty hard fought win to keep them in the playoff hunt but not one mention on this site about it. Instead we get a fluff piece of an idiot kid who was caught drunk driving in a tellatubby outfit, a floundering devils team who has lost 6 games in a row and how a team in 13th place pulled their goalie for the second straight game. The Islanders are making a push for the playoffs which they have not done in some years and look like they are finally going to relevant in the league once again and should start getting a little respect. Instead the only mention of them over the last few days is how they got a “charity” point against the capitals.

    • jl9830 - Apr 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      You’re not wrong. I actually came here this morning to read a nice piece of the Islanders (who have a 63% chance of making the playoffs, according to Sports Clubs Stats), and sure enough, not a thing. Disappointing, to say the least. Pay attention, PHT- You’re missing a heck of an underdog story!

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      I understand your frustrations. It is ridiculous the way they seem to constantly post non-stories while they let interesting stories pass without mention. And the Islanders finally being back in the playoff race should definitely garner a few more articles. They seem to post numerous Flyers articles bc they know they’ll get a reaction, especially from Pens fans, and vice versa.

  2. jdrew506 - Apr 7, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Yeah its actually pretty amusing reading the posts of flyer/pens hatred for each other especially when they post 5 articles on Crosby’s broken jaw, which happened against the Islanders i might add. I thought we were going to get updated every time he took a piss. It used to be that way with the Islander/Ranger rivalry which I hope that we can rekindal in the near future. I would put the Islander/Ranger rivalry of the 70’s and 80’s up against any rivalry in all sports.

  3. interiorfan - Apr 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Yes, definitely on this site some teams are more relevant than others. Very poor overall league coverage. Too much focus on the “sexy” teams.

  4. manchestermiracle - Apr 7, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Must agree with the posts above regarding biased coverage. The Kings won again and again there’s no story. You know, the defending Stanley Cup champions? Remember them? Last year is so long ago for PHT.

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