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PHT Morning Skate: In which Bernie Parent is the most old school guy around

Bernie Parent

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.

You already know Bernie Parent is playing in the Winter Classic Alumni Game, but he’s also breaking out his mask from 1974 to play in it as well. (

The Kings are struggling but they’re not putting the blame on Terry Murray’s system. My goodness, the coach has them brainwashed! (L.A. Kings Insider)

Jordin Tootoo might be suspended, but he’s still standing by his play. (Tennessean)

Nikita Filatov continues to sit in favor of Bobby Butler in Ottawa. Is this how it’ll be for him from now on? (Senators Extra)

Dave Bolland is still hampered by injury. Chicago could sure use him at 100%. (Chicago Tribune)

Travis Zajac practiced yesterday and he’s still hoping to be back by Christmas for New Jersey. (Fire & Ice)

Chicago’s ugly goalie situation isn’t controversial... Yet. For now it’s just really, really ugly. (ESPN Chicago)

The Oilers are taking their sweet time getting Taylor Hall back to action. (Edmonton Journal)

Rob Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun compared the Hurricanes win over the Oilers last night to... Pearl Harbor? Good grief. (@SUN_TYCHKOWSKI)

Tychkowski Pearl Harbor tweet

We might have to staple Ryan Miller’s mask to his head to make sure it stays on. (Buffalo News)

Finally, Jeff Skinner is a big fan of funky physics when a crazy bounce off the stanchion goes right to him in the slot for a goal. (NHL)