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PHT Morning Skate: Ron Wilson overreaction edition

Ron Wilson

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2011, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. Wilson has gotten his Christmas wish. Two days after hinting on Twitter of his desire for a new contract, Wilson said on Sunday, Dec. 25, on Twitter, the team has given him an extension. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)


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.

Mike Zeisberger has a great take on how Ron Wilson’s Christmas contract extension puts Brian Burke’s neck on the line as well. (Toronto Sun)

Meanwhile, Terry Koshan says that Wilson’s extension is “just plain wrong.” Harsh truth? (Toronto Sun)

Faceoffs get no respect. No respect I tell ya! (Sun-Sentinel)

The Canadiens are in their worst stretch of losing since they traded Patrick Roy away in 1995. They’d better hope Carey Price doesn’t vow to never play for them ever again. (Montreal Gazette)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins can’t wait to play in front of his folks at home in Vancouver. Just wait til Alex Burrows greets him with a face full of his glove as a “welcome home” gift. (Edmonton Journal)

They’re campaigning for Daniel Alfredsson to be one of the captains at the All-Star Game in Ottawa. If ever there was a sure thing to bet your life savings on, this is it. (Ottawa Sun)

Kudos to Predators agitator Jordin Tootoo on marking one year of sobriety. Here’s to hoping there will be many more. (Tennessean)