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PHT Morning Skate: Seguin doesn’t want you throwing ducks onto the ice

ESPN Hosts BODY At ESPYS Pre-Party - Arrivals

ESPN Hosts BODY At ESPYS Pre-Party - Arrivals

Jason Merritt

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.

Tyler Seguin talked about his experience modeling for the ESPN Body Issue. Given that he modeled with only a rubber duck covering himself, he wasn’t surprised when they appeared on his dressing room stall. What he’s hoping is that fans don’t start throwing them on the ice. (Puck Daddy)

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy warned that Reto Berra will need to have a strong training camp because Calvin Pickard will be given a shot at the number two gig as well. (Denver Post)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward David Perron felt his skating was at best average before, but he’s worked on it over the summer. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Sean Gentille offered a scathing assessment of the Patrick Kane press conference. (Sporting News)

Injuries have become a recurring problem for Pavel Datsyuk, but when he’s been healthy he’s managed to stay incredibly effective despite his age. (Along The Boards)

Defenseman Niclas Burstrom had a blooper in a Swedish league game that is now making the rounds internationally. After taking a double-minor penalty for cross-checking, he attempting to express his anger and ended up tumbling into the penalty box (H/T Puck Daddy):

He went on to score a goal though in a 3-2 victory, so all’s well that ends well.