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PHT Morning Skate: Where the goalie mask abides


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.

Richard Bachman isn’t the only goalie acknowledging the movie references inherent with his name. Harrison Mooney points to Western Michigan goalie Frank Slubowski’s “Big Lebowski” mask, which you can check out in the post’s main image. (Adam Bodnar via Puck Daddy, art by @headstronggrafx)

Tyler Dellow airs his misgivings about Jordan Eberle’s hefty new contract extension. (mc79hockey)

Could Eberle’s extension set a template for the Dallas Stars’ dealings with Jamie Benn? (Defending Big D)

The AP reports that part of the roof collapsed at Maurice Richard Arena. (AP)

Apparently the Calgary Flames are at “death’s door.” (Mile High Hockey)

Trevor Lewis and the Stanley Cup drew about 6,000 people in Salt Lake City. (Salt Lake Tribune via Kukla’s Korner)

Not quite a shocker: tabs Erik Karlsson as the top fantasy hockey defenseman. (

Minnesota Wild prospect Mike Lucia suffered a severe leg injury on Wednesday. (Star Tribune)