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PHT Morning Skate: Galchenyuk getting noticed by Team USA

Dec 13, 2013, 8:15 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.

One area Team USA could use a little help with for the 2014 Winter Olympics is at forward. Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk is playing well enough to land on the radar to be a possible selection. (

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Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel wasn’t too happy with their shootout loss to Colorado. “I don’t deal in moral victories, I deal in reality. .500 isn’t good enough.” Reality bites, it seems. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Devils’ Peter DeBoer would love nothing more than to frustrate the Penguins yet again when they face off tonight. (Star-Ledger)

The St. Louis Blues are winning a lot this season so why aren’t they selling out any games? (Post-Dispatch)

The road ahead for the Edmonton Oilers isn’t going to get any easier. Uh oh. (Edmonton Journal)

  1. supercoop8 - Dec 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    The calm before the storm on PHT- impending Thornton suspension later to throw keyboard daltons preparing for the doldrums.

    Suspension reaction drinking game- sip your beer everytime: someone says “classless,” someone mentions “the code,” someone says Shanahan should just quit, someone says Orpik wasn’t really that hurt, someone says Marchand deserved or kind of deserved to be kneed, the term “butthutt” is thrown around, someone accuses another of never playing the game, an errant call for a lifetime ban is plead for, Crosby is referred to as “Crysby,” the Bruins are referred to as a “goon squad.”

    Then get your stomach pumped.
    What’s dalton mean??? Watch roadhouse suckah.

  2. joey4id - Dec 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    And so he should. The kid has tremendous talent and a high hockey IQ. Needs to improve his defensive play, build upper brought strength, and acquire some maturity. All of which will happen with more experience. However, he may not be ready for a world stage event such as the Olympics in Sochi.

  3. joey4id - Dec 13, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    While we wait for the NHL’s decision TSN’s legal analyst offers his take on why it’s taking so long for the decision to come down.

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