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PHT Morning Skate: Schenn doing ‘all right’ after hit from behind

Dec 18, 2013, 8:20 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.

Flyers coach Craig Berube says Brayden Schenn is doing “all right” after being run from behind by Capitals forward Tom Wilson. (

The Capitals, on the other hand, all felt it was a great hit. From GM George McPhee to coach Adam Oates to Alex Ovechkin. (

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Detroit Red Wings’ Riley Sheahan says he feels comfortable with all the other Grand Rapids Griffins to play with after being called up. Know who probably doesn’t feel so hot about it? Red Wings fans. (Detroit Free Press)

Stars defenseman Sergei Gonchar says he doesn’t feel worthy of being picked for the Russian Olympic team. That’s very humble and all, Sergei, but they can probably almost certainly use you. (Sun Sports)

Give it up to Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville for becoming the fourth-winningest coach in league history. (

Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said they were “embarrassed” at home by the Florida Panthers. It’s getting ugly in Toronto. (TSN)

Good news for the Lightning: Victor Hedman could be back on Thursday. (Tampa Tribune)

  1. 7mantel - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Capitals think it was a great hit , can’t wait to hear what they have to say when one of the cap players gets drilled .The way the game is being played lately it won’t be long.

  2. mclovinhockey - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    If AO got hit like that from Rinaldo I think the gas would be asking for a season of suspensions. Lost respect for the organization after they said that.

  3. blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    If Mcphee and Oats think it was such a great hit then encourage your team to throw it every chance they get……Wonder if he would still think it’s great when most of his team is watching the game from his luxury box!…..Maybe they meant to say “Great Retaliatory hit” ??

  4. rockthered27 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    It wasn’t a dirty hit, unfortunate yes, penalty worthy, yes, but let’s not crucify the kid. I’m sure if it was one Phillys goons they’d be defending him too

  5. eagles512 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    It wasn’t as dirty as the result looked but the charge is worth a suspension. The Caps are ignoring that aspect of it.

  6. cspsrbums - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    The hit was as clean as it gets the problem is where it was on the ice. dangerous, yes suspension ? Maybe 1 game. No intent but he is responsible for his actions. But if it was the other way around Philly would be having a parade because it would fit right in with there organization . They are just mad they didn’t draft him first

    • blackandorangeforlife - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      You think he was a better pick then Laughton?……Pretty sure the Flyers are quite happy with who they chose!

    • joey4id - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      What does “no intent” mean? Not sure I can make sense of what you wrote… regardless of where you are on the ice you are or permitted to charge an opponent. i.e. check into the boards, goal frame or open ice.

      “Charging shall mean the actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner. A “charge” may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal frame or in open ice.”

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