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PHT Morning Skate: Where Jonathan Quick is turning around L.A.'s poor goalie history

Phoenix Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings - Game Four

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings with the puck in the third period against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Four of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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.

Remember Jamie Storr, Roman Chechmanek, Mathieu Garon, and Dan Cloutier? Kings fans would like to forget them all and Jonathan Quick made that a lot easier. (OC Register)

Kings GM Dean Lombardi learned a lot of his skills from Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. The Stanley Cup finals won’t be too weird now, will it? (Fire & Ice)

Story line you’ll hear a lot of: Ilya Kovalchuk and the Kings getting awkwardly re-acquainted. (LA Kings Insider)

Marty McSorley is getting a lot of press about his illegal stick in the 1993 Stanley Cup finals that helped swing the series in Montreal’s favor and he’s hoping the Kings now can end his “curse.” (

Know what’s fun? Hockey. Know what columnist Roy MacGregor finds not fun? A lot of the hockey we’ve seen in the playoffs. (Globe And Mail)

Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill is a big fan of prospect winger Tomas Jurco. (Detroit Free Press)

The fighting debate rages on and the macho aspect of it plays a big part. (Globe And Mail)