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PHT Morning Skate: James Reimer’s agent stirs the pot by defending his client

Mar 19, 2014, 8:24 AM EDT

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.

Every now and then, it’s wise to get a screen capture of a Twitter comment instead of going with a direct link. Take, for instance, when James Reimer‘s agent blasts the Toronto Maple Leafs’ defense instead of his client after a difficult defeat:


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Jonathan Drouin is progressing as the Tampa Bay Lightning were likely hoping when they selected him third overall in 2013, as he’s one of the finalists for the QMJHL’s MVP. (The Canadian Press)

San Jose Sharks injury updates: Brad Stuart is nearing a return, while it appears as if Raffi Torres is still struggling. (

Ryane Clowe gave Michael Ryder some odd advice regarding his goal slump. (Newark Star-Ledger)

Newly re-signed Colorado Avalanche forward John Mitchell underwent an X-ray on his back following a failed check last night. The team is expected to provide more information regarding his status later today. (Denver Post)

The “heartbeat” of the Edmonton Oilers (Matt Hendricks) suffered a leg injury last night. Both Hendricks and Nail Yakupov (ankle) are considered day-to-day. (Oilers’ Twitter feed)

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tim Gleason delivered a questionable hit on Detroit Red Wings blueliner Brendan Smith. (The Score has the GIF)

Finally, a random cool photo, via Getty Images at the Ducks – Capitals game last night:

source: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

  1. lowenni - Mar 19, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Adam Hendricks? That hockey player doesn’t exist, at least not for the Edmonton Oilers. Perhaps you mean Matt Hendricks, the guy who plays for them?

    • James O'Brien - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Fixed, thanks Kevin.

      • lowenni - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:55 AM

        Who’s Kevin…?

  2. LampyB - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Normally I’d say Reimer sucks. But last night he was solid and left out to dry by his team. When you face 35+ shots a night theres only so much you can do.

    Phaneuf is a huge joke, the guy isnt even as good as riokie Danny Dekeyser.

  3. joey4id - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    I haven’t seen enough of Reimer, but I’ve seen enough Leafs games to agree that their d sucks. When the agent speaks like that he’s echoing what the player is thinking.

  4. porkchopexpress1969 - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    The hit on Brandon Smith was not questionable, it was illegal. League should look into this.

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