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PHT Morning Skate: Mascots vs. wrestlers, Ovechkin’s wild hair

Washington Capitals v Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 20: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Capitals defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via 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.

When Twitter wasn’t abuzz about Alex Ovechkin’s hit on Leo Komarov on Saturday, people were watching his wild hair in awe:


Pretty mesmerizing, huh? (My Regular Face/Russian Machine Never Breaks)

A fascinating look at the many players who fell to Wayne Gretzky in various Hart Trophy races. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Should the New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer? (Puck Daddy)

A look at the declining fortunes of the Ottawa Senators. (Ottawa Citizen)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $10,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Monday’s NHL games. It’s just $2 to join and first prize is $1,200. Starts Monday at 7pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

A welcome reminder that Nathan MacKinnon’s gifted:

The next great feud: CM Punk vs. Bailey the Lion?

Punk seemed to be cutting some promos as the night went along:

Bailey wasn’t totally silent, though.

/Imagines a steel cage match, though definitely not in the WWE.