PHT Morning Skate: Mario Lemieux had heroes, too

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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.

The Montreal Gazette shared a rare file photo of a young Mario Lemieux looking with admiration at Guy Lafleur. To give you an idea of him just being a face in the crowd at that point, he apparently wasn’t even listed in the caption of the photo that ran. Check that photo out in the story linked here. (Montreal Gazette)

A review of the first episode of “Hockey Wives.” (Sportsnet)

Are the Buffalo Sabres winning their way out of “McEichel?” (Hockey News)

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How has Winnipeg fared since Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little got injured? (Jets Nation)

Some kudos to Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk. (SB Nation NHL)