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PHT Morning Skate: Berglund’s move to wing working out so far

Jan 6, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

Patrik Berglund AP

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.

Blues forward Patrik Berglund is normally a center but his recent move to the wing is paying off nicely so far. (Post-Dispatch)

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Oilers forward Ales Hemsky would love to get another chance to play for the Czech Republic in the Olympics. (Edmonton Journal)

Mikko Koivu was banged up on Saturday night and missed most of the third period. The Wild really don’t need to lose their captain while they’re struggling. (Star-Tribune)

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly knows what it’s like to play for bronze at World Juniors and, you guessed it, it stinks. (Toronto Sun)

Do referees have a vendetta against P.K. Subban? He sure thinks so. (Sun Media)

Pittsburgh writer Seth Rorabaugh shared a story of why he misses the lockout. If you’ve got tissues nearby you might need them. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Wild prospect Matt Dumba had a tough time at World Juniors and he and his Team Canada coach, Brent Sutter, have a history. Not all of it is nice and easy though.

  1. hockey412 - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Whatever, PK. The refs hate you because your Canadian. It’s the only possible answer. There’s just no way that it’s your play.

  2. storminator16 - Jan 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Haters. Flip ‘em all the bird, P.K.!

  3. amityvillefun - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    PK is not a “clean” player from what I’ve seen. People complain about Brad Marchand, but PK is no better at all, and maybe worse.

    Thing is, PK is a good hockey player, even I will admit that. But to claim that the refs have a “vendetta” against him is nonsense. If you play by the rules, you won’t get called for a penalty. They watch him because he has a reputation…and that reputation is well earned.

    Chalk it up as the Smurfs looking to work the refs once again.

    • joey4id - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      From what you’ve seen PK may be worst than Marchand? You haven’t seen much.

      • amityvillefun - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

        Riiiiight.

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