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PHT Morning Skate: Where anonymous agents and MADD react to Pavelec’s DUI

Ondrej Pavelec

Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec’s shot goes past Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) during second-period NHL hockey action in the Jets’ inaugural home game at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)


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.

Colin Fraser brought the Stanley Cup to the small town of Sylvan Lake, Alberta. (

Jordin Tootoo looks forward to being a physical presence in Detroit. (Detroit News)

Matt Frattin is reportedly involved in the trade talks between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings for Jonathan Bernier. (Toronto Sun)

The Predators might have lost Ryan Suter as an unrestricted free agent and Shea Weber has signed an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers, but at least Kevin Klein loves Nashville. That’s something, right? (The Tennessean)

The Winnipeg Sun spoke to anonymous agents about whether or not Ondrej Pavelec or his agent should have been more upfront about his DUI. (Winnipeg Sun)

Meanwhile, MADD sees the Pavelec incident as “the perfect opportunity” for the Winnipeg Jets “to say impaired driving is not acceptable and that we are going to do everything we can with our players and our fans to reduce it in our community.” (Sportsnet)

Devils assistant coach Scott Stevens thinks this is the “deepest we’ve been on defense for young, upcoming defensemen in a long time.” (The Bergen Record)