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PHT Morning Skate: (Video) Massive LNAH pre-game brawl leads to multi-year suspensions

Laval fight

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.

There was a huge brawl before the start of a North American Hockey League (LNAH) game between the Laval Predators and St. Georges Cool-FM:

That resulted in 114 penalty minutes being handed out and 10 player suspensions. On top of that, Predators CEO Lucien Paquette, assistant coach Dannick Lessard, and co-owner Eric Lajeunesse were each suspended for two years. (QMI Agency)

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Keith Jones talked with David Kaplan about what the Chicago Blackhawks might be looking for as we approach the trade deadline. (CSN Chicago)

Here are the highlights from Washington’s 1-0 win over Philadelphia:

It would be an understatement to call Mason Raymond frustrated after being listed as a healthy scratch three times over five games. He signed a three-year, $9.5 million contract over the summer. (Calgary Sun)

Cam Fowler is emerging as a major Lady Byng Memorial Trophy contender. (Orange County Register)

Speaking of Anaheim, the Ducks scored twice on Toronto in one play:

Moving from the East to West has done wonders for Mathieu Perreault’s career. (CSN Washington)

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