PHT Morning Skate: Yes! Isles fans indeed stole chant from WWE


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.

A detailed explanation for where the New York Islanders’ fans “Yes” chant came from. Hint: a bearded professional wrestler who’s proven that a scripted sport isn’t impervious to “out indefinitely” injury reports. (Lighthouse Hockey)

Much like Listerine being forced to back off claims about its imagined curing powers for colds (except, you know, much more serious), Bauer is being forced to clarify that their helmets don’t protect people from concussions. (CBC)

Phil Kessel drives a Boston Bruins fan to tears, and no, it has nothing to do with reminding anyone of Tyler Seguin. (Puck Daddy)

Why Connor McDavid had to drop the gloves. (The Score)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting an $15,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Friday night’s NHL games. It’s just $2 to join and first prize is $1,400. Starts Friday at 7pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

A spirited argument that jersey ads aren’t the answer for the NHL. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Down Goes Brown continues to produce worthwhile reads at Grantland. (Grantland)

A slice of everyday hockey player life with Nicklas Backstrom. (Hockey Ramblings)