PHT Morning Skate: Big Fish Bjugstad

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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.

Should we call him “Big Fish” Nick Bjugstad? (Willie Mitchell’s Instagram)

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Steve Dangle has an interesting take on the Maple Leafs firing Randy Carlyle, including a great dirty pants and shirt analogy (it will make sense when you see the video):

(via Sportsnet)

Numbers behind that failed situation. (QMI)

Russian defenseman Ziat Paigin threw his stick into the stands following his team’s loss to Canada in the gold-medal game of the 2015 WJC, but the good news is that it sounds like no one was hurt. (The Hockey News)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $18,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Wednesday’s NHL games. It’s just $2 to join and first prize is $2,000. Starts Wednesday at 7pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

Kevin Connuaton had an amusing request from his former team, the Dallas Stars.

A review of the fourth episode of Epix’s Road to the Winter Classic. (Puck Daddy)