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PHT Morning Skate: USHL team presents ‘Political Loser Night’


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.

Following Decision 2014, Iowa-area hockey fans can take advantage of this ingenious “Political Loser Night” by way of the USHL’s Waterloo Blackhawks:

Fans who present a piece of political junk mail from a losing candidate will receive $1 off a regularly priced ticket to the November 7th matchup. A losing candidate’s yard sign will be worth $3 off. And any candidate on the ballot who loses an election in Black Hawk, Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Fayette, Floyd, Grundy, or Tama County will be entitled to a free game ticket. Limit two reduced or free tickets per order.

The full write-up is pretty splendid, honestly. (H/T to

Sympathy for high-end draft busts in light of Hugh Jessiman’s career winding down in Europe. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Five NHL head coaches whose seats have gotten quite a bit hotter through one month of the 2014-15 season. (The Hockey News)

Looking back at stranger days for the NHL Draft. (Grantland)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $15,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Wednesday’s NHL games. It’s just $2 to join and first prize is $1,400. Starts Wednesday at 7:30pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

Advanced stats and young forwards. (Puck Daddy)

Karri Ramo’s dark-and-mysterious goalie mask is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and Tim Burton. (In Goal Magazine, via Puck Daddy)