PHT Morning Skate: On that Fabbri-Crawford fight, the latest Drouin spin
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.
Mark Spector believes that the Chicago Blackhawks’ lack of depth is being exposed. (Sportsnet)
“Bad Philly fan behavior explained.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
From the department of revisionist history: Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper claims that they “never gave up” on Jonathan Drouin.
Jon Cooper on Drouin: The one thing that gets missed in all of this is we never ever gave up on Jonathan.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) April 20, 2016
This probably captures the general reaction to Cooper’s comments:
Keith Jones on NBCSN, after showing the Cooper Drouin comments: "Im Picturing the Geico commercial where Pinocchio's nose is growing a bit."— Mike Corcoran (@MikeCorcoranNHL) April 20, 2016
Stats back up the rather obvious: Drouin is playing well, regardless of spin. (TSN)
Want a little more context on that unusual brawl between Corey Crawford and Robby Fabbri from Tuesday?
Fabbri said he did his best to avoid Crawford:
Fabbri on Crawford: "I felt like I got pushed from behind. I tried to do my best to fall away from him. I guess he didn't like that."— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) April 20, 2016
Crawford felt like he got hit in the head:
Ken Hitchcock’s latest old-timer-sounding reference:
The Blues accomplished something rare in winning the past two games in Chicago:
Agreed, CM Punk. Agreed.