PHT Morning Skate: Where we stand with waffle fries

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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.

Katie Baker with a nice take on the Alexander Semin signing, which includes links to more great takes on Semin. (Grantland)

Perhaps Shane Doan’s hefty asking price isn’t as outlandish when you take a look at this list of the best remaining free agents. Yikes. (NHL.com)

This Joe Haggerty piece on Tim Thomas includes the following paragraph:

“Of course, it would have been much less controversial if Thomas had posted “I stand with Chick-Fil-A’s waffle fries” and then called it a day in the Colorado bunker with a can of Spaghettios.”

Rudy Kelly’s more-than-a-little biased – and quite a bit revisionist – take on how the Kings match up against the other teams who won the Stanley Cup since the lockout. Which team is the best of that bunch in your mind? (Battle of California)

What earned Scott Hartnell a “Tweet of the day” nomination. (CSNPhilly.com)

Five reasons the Florida Panthers should trade for Roberto Luongo. (Litter Box Cats)

While this post underestimates acquiring Mike Ribeiro, it’s still an interesting exploration of an intriguing question: are the Washington Capitals kinda sort of rebuilding? (On Frozen Blog)

On that time Pat Quinn made a lineup card mistake. (Down Goes Brown)