PHT Morning Skate: How a hockey enforcer became a drug-dealing cop


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 tragic descent of Bryce Charpentier, a former minor league enforcer, who became a San Diego Police Officer and used his position to get and eventually deal drugs. (Vice Sports)

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Columbus has been terrible in the first 20 minutes of its recent contests. (Columbus Dispatch)

Highlights from San Jose’s 2-1 shootout win over Pittsburgh:

In a possible nod to his future, Daniel Alfredsson was in Senators GM Bryan Murray’s box for Sunday’s game against Calgary. Alfredsson wanted to pick the brains of the scouting staff. (Ottawa Sun)

Nail Yakupov posed for a picture with the NHL’s first Russian referee, Evgeny Romasko. Paul Devorski is the one in more casual attire:

While we’re on the subject of Tweets, here’s a fun exchange between the Coyotes, Predators, and league:

Monique Lamoureux would love to have the opportunity to play in an outdoor game in the lead up to the Winter Classic. Her CWHL Boston Blades just won the Clarkson Cup against the Montreal Stars while the 2016 Winter Classic will feature the Canadiens and Bruins. (Puck Daddy)

Penguins forward Craig Adams was a healthy scratch again on Monday. Before that happened, the veteran of 937 NHL games said that while he obviously wants to play, he understands the situation. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)