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PHT Morning Skate: Hillary Clinton roots for ‘Hawks

Jun 14, 2013, 7:17 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.

Some facts about Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (

Former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton has thrown her support behind the Chicago Blackhawks. As you may have heard, the Blackhawks also have the President on their side. (Chicago Tribune)

After getting to sleep at around 3:00 a.m. last night, Marian Hossa was woken early by his neighbor drilling. He logged 34:18 minutes in Chicago’s 4-3 triple-overtime win. (CSN Chicago)

Were the Pittsburgh Penguins right to give coach Dan Bylsma an extension and back goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury? (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Kevin Constantine has returned the WHL Everett Silvertips to retake his former post as the team’s head coach. He has won more games with the Silvertips than any other bench boss in the franchise’s history. (

Analysis of the players that have made it to the Stanley Cup Final — or more specifically, their playoff beards. (Puck Daddy)

Why have the recent Stanley Cup champions and current contenders done so poorly with the man advantage? (

  1. comeonnowguys - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Headline tied to politics?

    And here… we… go…

    • ibieiniid - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Mike Goldberg?

    • imleftcoast - Jun 14, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      Is she trying to draw Timmeh Thomas and his tinfoil hat back on the ice?

  2. ipaintrinks - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    someone call tim thomas

  3. infectorman - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    So that’s Obomination and Swillary rooting for the Chicago team.

    Perfect. They are not Hockey people so let them root for anyone but the Bruins.

    can someone tell me where is the written or unwritten rule that these narcissistic blowhards need to keep staying in office for more than 24 months, period.
    The unmitigated self-love they must possess to actually believe they are doing us all a favor by continuing to run for and win public office positions is in-fathomable.

    The most important issue facing this country is by FAR Term Limits…
    kick them ALL out and get some fresh faces and new ideas into the the ole’ idea bucket.

    • Kristenaux - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      Um…Hillary & Bill went to every Rangers game they were free to go to. Try to keep up, will you? Maybe if you use more of your time getting facts instead of dreaming up the latest smear name you’d know these things…

      • adambballn - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:33 AM

        Hillary also attended Maine South High School in the Chicago suburbs… she is a Chicago native so it’s only normal she’d cheer for the Hawks.

      • infectorman - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        Good to see your such a Swillary aficionado when it comes to sports. As if that is relevant.

        Tell me, what do you think of her “performance” regarding Benghazi.
        Can you even find Benghazi on a map?

      • rexryanstoecheese - Jun 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM

        Maybe Hill should have paid more attention to her job than the Rangers and we wouldn’t have had the disaster we had in Benghazi.
        just a thought

    • ibieiniid - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      infectorman thinks politicians would be more effective at their jobs if they were campaigning every year instead of every 2 or 4…. use your brain sir.

      • infectorman - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        Your boy Obama, Hillary et al haven’t stopped campaigning since they were elected. Apparently your brain is defective

    • Anoesis - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      Contrary to popular mis-belief there is an outstanding form of term limits in this country: They’re called elections. And your childish naivete about why politicians run for office, how they get elected, and how long their terms last, is hilarious. Thanks for that, but you might want to look into taking a civics class or three.

      • infectorman - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        Your boy Obama, Hillary et al haven’t stopped campaigning since they were elected. Apparently your brain is defective

      • infectorman - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        Naivete? You wanna talk naivete?

        The reasons these people run for office at the beginning is all idealistic and pure. By the time a Senator like Kerry or Hatch leave office is because they die or get voted out or get assigned to another post.
        But the one constant is that the vast majority of them crave power, adoration and are a bunch self-righteous, arrogant, scheming blowhards.

        You people actually think a guy like Lautenberg in NJ, at age 89, is a good idea for this country? You people are nuts.

        They don’t let 89 year-olds drive a car without taking the test again.
        But we’ll just let him be one of the 2 Senators in the State of NJ.

        Right, makes sense

        With people like you responding and my other wise-ass detractors above, it’s no surprise this country is in the shape its in.

  4. bigblackzaranek - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    “Hillary, who are you going for in the cup finals?”


  5. ibieiniid - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    here’s your chance to win my vote. don’t just ROOT for a team, make a pick for the winner. if you get it right, you got my vote… if not, I’m voting for Ross Perot.

    ball’s in your court Hillary.

  6. caniac4ever - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Rather than announce the team you’re rooting for, how about come clean on Benghazi, Hillary.

  7. jpelle82 - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    so you guys heard that KFC is offering a “Hillary” meal right now? its a bucket with 2 small breasts, 2 large thighs, a left wing, and a side of chicken s***.

  8. einjzmolf - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    she’ll root for anything black.

  9. eagles512 - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    She answers that but nothing about Benghazi. How convenient. Fraud

  10. barkar942 - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    To heck with Hillary. Let’s get back to the more important things here.
    Gee, another Pittsburgh Hockey Talk article! What a surprise!

  11. vstar1us - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Really, why do they even put out this stuff! The Pope is rooting for God, where is the Headline News there. I like the Pope

  12. obamareallysucks - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    worthless lying leftwing douchebag.

  13. obamareallysucks - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    and for all you gay lefties who adore her, just look up Benghazi; bring back the draft so all you basement living odumbo bootlicks will actually have to help out for once in your loser lifetime.

    • bigblackzaranek - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      I dont want to patrol next to some draftee… I’d rather roll out again with my brothers who want to be there

  14. r4n6er - Jun 14, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Thanks for giving me a reason to cheer for Boston

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