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PHT Morning Skate: More hockey Halloween oddness, preferably for charity


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.

Expect some really outrageous/humorous/maybe occasionally tasteless Halloween costumes from NHL players this week. Roberto Luongo already checked some/all of those boxes with his creative outfit. It’s going to be difficult to top the Boston Bruins’ Halloween-themed visit to the Boston Children’s Hospital for the sheer joy they provided, goofy costumes and all:

As someone out of the “Frozen” loop, I’ll leave the references to the comments, but fantastic stuff from the Bruins.

Check out more on their visit here and on the Bruins’ Twitter feed. (And seriously, Dougie Hamilton deserves kudos.)

This one’s a little older and maybe not quite as self-effacing, but still, the New York Rangers were among the other teams combining hockey players in costumes and charitable gestures:

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Transitioning from heartwarming to ... just weird, we have the Reading Royals’ special Halloween duds:

Um, what?

True or false: The “puck in the head” costume is played out.

The Anaheim Ducks shared some fan pumpkin carvings on Twitter, adding more evidence to the mounting case in favor of their original logo:

Jonathan Huberdeau’s “Joker” costume seems a little off. Is it more like Joker with a little “Mad Hatter,” or what?

One bit that’s not really Halloween-related, even if it almost feels like it. Here’s a look at the Columbus Blue Jackets’ quirky “Cannonball Wall” promotion:

The Blue Jackets scored 128 goals at home last season, so if that’s any indication, they might need to clear a lot of wall space.

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