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PHT Morning Skate: Detroit knows the kids are all right

Jan 28, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT

Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Joakim Andersson 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.

Now that we’ve gotten The Who stuck in your head, the Red Wings can find some happiness in having so many injuries this season: They know their kids (like Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist) are ready for the big time. (Detroit News)

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Tyler Seguin had gone 12 games without a goal until scoring against Colorado last night… (Stars)

…But the Avalanche still won the game and Patrick Roy said it was all because Semyon Varlamov. (Denver Post)

Hockey audiences aren’t very diverse, but they sure do have plenty of money to spend. (Calgary Sun)

The success the Winnipeg Jets are having under Paul Maurice is rubbing off on the players and they’re starting to ask, “Why not us?” Success is contagious. (Winnipeg Free Press)

If you haven’t seen it yet, Ryan Miller‘s mask for Sochi is pretty sweet:

In case you haven’t noticed, Brad Marchand is playing outstanding for the Bruins. (

Speaking of guys playing great: St. Louis’ Vladimir Tarasenko. (Post-Dispatch)

The Washington Capitals are keeping upbeat despite their struggles and Jason Chimera says, “We’re still in it” in this video from

  1. muckleflugga - Jan 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    wings are quietly getting worrisome to pretenders in the east … zoom zooooom

    excellent art on the mask … nicely conceived … doesn’t read well from more than two feet away … common failure on mask art

    too busy … drop the outline and the 3d on stars to create planar effect … flatten-out as silhouette tumbling down to usa shield on chin

    still too busy … dampen chroma on all but eagle and shield … both jump off mask now

    artist’s virtuosity gets in way of design

    matryoshka dolls

    will be russia’s biggest export in 2014

  2. blomfeld - Jan 28, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Could Flugga be a communist ?

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