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PHT Morning Skate: Where we appreciate what Kiprusoff has meant for Calgary

Miikka Kiprusoff

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, from Finland, dives across the crease to try to stop an Edmonton Oilers shot during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)


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.

Miikka Kiprusoff has had a tremendous impact on the Calgary Flames’ franchise. (Sportsnet)

A number of the locked-out Ottawa Senators are scattered throughout Europe and their situations are just as varied. (Ottawa Citizen)

Oklahoma City Barons blueliner Taylor Fedun likes the AHL’s hybrid icing rule. He missed the entire 2011-12 campaign after breaking his leg during an icing race in a 2011 preseason game. (Edmonton Journal)

Corey Crawford is participating in player practices as he waits for the lockout to end. He’s still not sure if he wants to play in Europe. (CSN Chicago)

The Edmonton Oilers have high hopes for their 2010 draft picks beyond just Taylor Hall. (Edmonton Sun)

In CHL News: Hunter Garlent is the OHL player of the week with three goals and eight points in three games. Petr Straka, Nathan MacKinnon and Philippe Desrosiers are the QMJHL’s three stars of the week. Lastly, Colin Smith had three goals and 10 points in four games en route to being named the WHL player of the week.