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PHT Morning Skate: Suspended Clarkson tries to make best of situation

Oct 8, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

David Clarkson #71 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates in a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres on Sept 22, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
(September 21, 2013 - Source: Claus Andersen/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

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.

The Florida Panthers are anticipating a tough game against the Philadelphia Flyers just a day after head coach Peter Laviolette was fired. (Miami Herald)

David Clarkson is working hard in practices as he waits for his 10-game suspension to expire. He can’t make his Toronto Maple Leafs debut until Oct. 25. (Toronto Sun)

Cal Clutterbuck (leg) was able to fully participate in Monday’s practice, which means that the New York Islanders will need to make a roster move soon. (New York Newsday)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are quick to praise goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, but he doesn’t want to make too much out of his hot start. (McKeesport Daily News)

San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl talks about his transition to the NHL and North America in general. (San Jose Mercury News)

Highly touted prospect Sam Reinhart feels he’s ready for the increased media attention as he plays in his last WHL campaign before he’s draft eligible. (Calgary Sun)

  1. ctcork - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    A team that can’t put the puck in the net (Philly) against a team with a goalie focused on proving he’s still got it (Thomas) should be an interesting matchup. Anyone having doubts about the prediction that the Flyers will be returning to the playoffs this year? I would be.

  2. Sport Follower - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Was a surprise see a head coach being fired after 3 games. However score only 3 goals in 3 games is very poor.

  3. earpaniac - Oct 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    I still think the Flyers make the playoffs. They have to much talent not too. If they don’t, everyone has to go, Holmgren on down.

    • valoisvipers - Oct 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      Sorry earpaniac but not much of what you said makes any sense. If the Flyers don’t make the playoffs you want to get rid of everyone from Holmgren on down but the on down is the group you also refer to as too talented. Why would you get rid of any too talented players (which is imposable to be too talented)?
      PS. I had to give you a thumbs down for your use of to and too, sorry about that.

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