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PHT Morning Skate: Jacob Trouba’s first impression a good one

Oct 2, 2013, 8:00 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.

Winnipeg rookie defenseman Jacob Trouba made one heck of a first impression last night. He had a goal and was on the ice in the waning moments as the Jets came back to beat Edmonton 5-4. (Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Free Press)

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If you’re ripping Toronto’s Tyler Bozak on Twitter, make a note: He’s laughing at you for it. (Jonas Siegel via Twitter)

Rookie Peter Mrazek is back up in Detroit and ready to backup Jimmy Howard while Jonas Gustavsson is hurt. (Red Wings)

Excited about Florida’s young players like Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov? You might want to be. (Miami Herald)

John Tortorella regrets how his relationship with Brad Richards turned in New York. (ESPN-New York)

Finally, Travis Moen and Mark Fraser may have found another “loophole” to the helmet rule in fighting: Just going ahead and agreeing to take the added penalty no matter what. (HockeyFights)

  1. mshantz22 - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Avignon watched Trouba play all of last season, I can’t say I’m surprised he’s doing well with the Jets.

    • mshantz22 - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:09 AM

      *having

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Oct 2, 2013 at 10:23 AM

        Avignon? Were you giving someone a history lesson on the papacy at one point?

        Trouba was OUTSTANDING. Kid was hitting, defending, stealing pucks, and clappin’ bombs all night. Maybe Clitsome will be hanging out on the 3rd pairing when he gets back cuz the Trouba-Bogo pair looks solid.

  2. 950003cups - Oct 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    How did Tortorella get his name in today’s news?

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