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PHT Morning Skate: Five overreactions from the preseason


in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Patrick Smith

--USA Today looks at five overreactions that have come up during the preseason. The first one, is that the Golden Knights can make the playoffs. They put together a decent record during exhibition play, but the games didn’t mean anything and they beat bad teams. (USA Today)

--Earlier this week, we found out that the Calgary Flames were going to sign Jaromir Jagr. The veteran’s fan club, The Travelling Jagrs, are more than ready to cheer for the Flames. (Calgary Sun)

--Being the person responsible for choosing the music in an NHL locker room isn’t easy because there’s so many different players from so many different countries. There’s also some unwritten rules when it comes to picking the music. The main one, is rookies can’t touch the music. (Sportsnet)

--Lightning head coach Jon Cooper organized his “Coop’s Catch for Kids” which is a charity fishing tournament that has raised $210,000 for pediatric cancer research in Tampa Bay. “You don’t know how long you’re going to be in this position, to be able to have somebody hold a microphone or a camera in front of your face. I’m a big believer when that happens to use that in a positive way.” (

--The Score breaks down the five most surprising cuts of the 2017 preseason. Frederick Gaudreau was a hero for the Predators last postseason, but he didn’t do enough to stick around this fall. (The Score)
--Every year we hear about the EA Sports NHL video game doing a preseason simulation. Last season, they predicted a final between Montreal and Nashville (hey, they were half right). This year, they predicted that a non-playoff team from last season would lift the cup. (BarDown)