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PHT Morning Skate: Where Penner is associated with cupcakes, not pancakes

2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final – Game Four

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Dustin Penner #25 of the Los Angeles Kings goes for the puck against goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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.

Marc Crawford’s bid to get his (approximately) bajillionth NHL head coaching job continues even after losing out on the Montreal Canadiens job. (Vancouver Province)

Adam McQuaid is among those who are surprised by the whole Tim Thomas thing. (

A little more on the end of the Alexander Radulov era. (The Tennessean)

Rumor has it that potential new Phoenix Coyotes owner Greg Jamison might not have the scratch to get it done. Great. (Ottawa Sun)

Hit statistics are notoriously inconsistent from arena-to-arena, yet Jonathan Willis proposes a way to “solve” that problem. (NHL Numbers)

What will the San Jose Sharks do with their first round pick this year? (

Studying the chances that Sergei Bobrovsky may no longer be with the Philadelphia Flyers. (Broad Street Hockey)

An interesting look at what it’s been like at the Staples Center with the Stanley Cup finals in full swing. (The Royal Half)

If we lived in a better world, the Dustin Penner cupcake would be mass-produced. (Backhand Shelf)