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PHT Morning Skate: Ducks-Blue Jackets sure was nasty last night

Columbus Blue Jackets v Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 08: Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks and Derek Dorsett #15 of the Columbus Blue Jackets fight during the second period at the Honda Center on January 8, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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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.

First off, J.F. Jacques could be getting a call from Brendan Shanahan for delivering a head shot on R.J. Umberger. (Sportsnet)

Then there was this little bit of ugliness courtesy of Thomas Kubalik hitting Bobby Ryan from behind. (The Score)

As if that wasn’t bad enough, we might suggest that fighting Jared Boll is a bad idea, something Sheldon Brookbank might want to rethink next time around. (Hockey Fights)

And even through all that, the fans even got busy mixing it up with the Blue Jackets players. (Puck Daddy)

Ty Conklin getting the win last night could be huge for his confidence as a backup. (Detroit Free Press)

Lanny McDonald is happy to welcome Jarome Iginla to the 500 goal club. (Calgary Sun)

Guess what? The Sabres have been bad since getting beat down by the Bruins. It’s just open season on the Sabres apparently. (Buffalo News)

Sorry Jets fans, you can forget about getting Teemu Selanne or Ryan Getzlaf. (Winnipeg Sun)

The Oilers might stink, but Taylor Hall is playing his face off these days. (Edmonton Journal)

Erik Karlsson is doing great things in Ottawa. So good, in fact, he’s looking to take down... Norm Maciver’s team records? Oh, Ottawa. (Ottawa Sun)

Alex Ovechkin the enforcer? Maybe not, but how about him just doing his thing as a captain instead. (

Finally, Senators coach Paul MacLean isn’t exactly the biggest fan of Danny Briere especially after going after Kyle Turris on Saturday. (Ottawa Sun)