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PHT Morning Skate: Where coaches trip players

Florida Panthers v New Jersey Devils - Game Three

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 17: Johan Hedberg #1 of the New Jersey Devils tends net against the Florida Panthers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on April 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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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.

Johan Hedberg riffs on the lockout, saying that owners “only have one solution” and “need to look in the mirror.” (Fire & Ice)

Also, David Clarkson’s fractured foot is apparently not a problem. (Tom Gulitti)

A “Vancouver minor league coach” is accused of tripping players during the post-game handshake line. Yikes. (CTV)

It looks like the KHL is primed to add teams in Italy and Croatia. (IIHF)

European teams have reportedly “approached” Logan Couture about spending his lockout time overseas. (

John Buccigross picks former NHLPA head Paul Kelly’s brain. (ESPN)

Wayne Gretzky in this Russian hockey photo is one thing, but Kings and Rangers fans might be stunned to stumble across the phrase “Captain Frolov.” (Kings News Daily via The Royal Half)