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PHT Morning Skate: Pie to the face - still the gold standard for comedy

Phoenix Coyotes v Nashville Predators - Game Four

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 04: Team mascot Gnash tries to get Nashville Predators fans cheering against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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.

Things got a little awkward when Joffrey Lupul was asked if he has a girlfriend:

Almost feels reminiscent of a great Mitch Hedberg joke.

Nashville Predators mask Gnash is off IR and on to his pie-in-the-face routine, as you can see in high form here:

That wasn’t the only notable moment in hockey pies this week:

How NHL greats stack up in “advanced stat” categories. (The Hockey News)

The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle dusts off his old blog to discuss being a sportswriter in the age of Twitter backlash. (Mirtle’s blog)

Could Tyler Seguin break the Dallas Stars’ franchise record of 55 goals? He’s on pace to do it so far, at least. (Dallas Morning News)

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