PHT Morning Skate: Hockey insiders want fighting to stay


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.

The role of the hockey enforcers might be dwindling and fighting continues to decline in the NHL, yet The Hockey News’ poll of player agents, executives and other insiders indicates that those inside the sport are still in favor of fights remaining a part of the game. About the only thing they seemingly want out are “staged fights.” (The Hockey News)

Defector: The Alex Mogilny Story. (Sportsnet)

Down Goes Brown’s quarter-season awards. (Grantland)

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The coaching adjustments that helped the Sedin twins turn things around. (SB Nation)

Another look at Pat Quinn’s legacy. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

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