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PHT Morning Skate: Darryl Sutter discusses puking

Dec 24, 2013, 8:00 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.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter might be the most fun quote in the league amongst bench bosses. In discussing captain Dustin Brown‘s absence because of illness he said, “Basically, he was puking all night, unless you talked to him – did he tell you he wasn’t? I mean, I don’t usually talk to guys when they’re puking.” Wonderful. (L.A. Kings Insider)

Tampa Bay’s Sami Salo was hurt last night. We know, that’s not a big surprise. At the very least, it doesn’t sound serious. (Damian Cristodero)

Duncan Keith on Patrick Sharp: “He’s done everything he can in his power to show Team Canada what he can do.” Sadly for Sharp, he’s a forward and not a goalie. (Tracey Myers)

Things with the New York Rangers are starting to take a rather eerily familiar turn when it comes to goaltending. Alain Vigneault has everything to do with that. (Katie Strang)

You can count Jaromir Jagr amongst Patrick Kane‘s many fans around the league. (Chicago Tribune)

Finally, your morning is totally incomplete if you haven’t watched how the Buffalo Sabres beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 in overtime. Take a look at what they’re calling the “Buttgoal.” (

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  1. charastein - Dec 24, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Happy Holidays to the PHT staff and all NHL fans. May you and your families have a safe and joyous day.

  2. patthehockeyfan - Dec 24, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    I love Darryl Sutter. He’s one of a kind. I’m not so sure about puking remarks so close to the holidays, though.

    Since there doesn’t appear to be a PHT article about the Kings’ game last night (Dallas), this morning I wrote about Martin Jones on yesterday’s Vezina trophy article. Thanks for letting me repeat what I wrote:

    Thank you, Martin Jones! Thank you for allowing us Kings’ fans to exhale from holding our collective breath when Jonathan Quick went down with an injury. Thank you for the joy you provided to us Kings’ fans as we watched your amazing career start. Thank you for allowing all of us to witness the beginning of what promises to be a stellar and historical career. In our wildest dreams, we couldn’t have imagined a better display of excellence.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all on PHT!

    • blomfeld - Dec 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM


      Well said Pat and praise be. It won’t be long now before Quick is back in the line. Jones and Scrivens have performed ‘stupendously’ during his absence and we LA Kings fans are truly grateful.

      God speed and Merry Christmas to everyone from the House of Blomfeld ! :) :) :)

      • patthehockeyfan - Dec 24, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        Merry Christmas, Blom! :)

  3. 950003cups - Dec 24, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Well, if PHT won’t discuss it, I will.

    So, as it turns out, Dustin Brown wasn’t the only one puking. The entire NJ Devils team puked all over the ice in unison in Chicago last night, with Cory Schneider surrendering 5 goals that Johnny Bower would’ve stopped if he were suited up last night. GM Lou Lamoriello has phoned Vancouver asking what their return policy is.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Actually, some where not bad. For example, Sharp’s wrist shot, was altered by a NJ d-man right in front of the net, sending it to the side it was not originally headed for. But opposing players are never given an assist.

      Don’t think you can hold Schneider responsible for the intercepted pass by Hossa (of course) on the Hawks end that was immediately fed to the very sharp-shooting Patrick Sharp on a solo breakaway.

  4. ibieiniid - Dec 24, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    “Kings coach Darryl Sutter might be the most fun quote in the league amongst bench bosses.”

    that is all.

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