Morning Skate: Monday, February 25, 2013

Morning Skate: Monday, February 25, 2013
February 25, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Sports Illustrated argues that there should be rulings from the NHL on controversial hits that aren’t deemed worthy of supplemental discipline to help media, fans and laymen understand the thought process.

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The Flyers will have a fifth opportunity to reach the .500 mark in another sign that things haven’t gone right for Philadelphia this season.
 
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Taylor Hall agrees to disagree about his two-game suspension for blatantly kneeing Cal Clutterbuck. Well that’s awfully good of him.

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*Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates saw Alex Ovechkin’s breakout performance coming in the offensive end.

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Rugged Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian had a different kind of homecoming in mind.

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Elliotte Friedman breaks down the NHL realignment plan along with a number of other topics in his 30 Thoughts.

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Good buddy James Murphy has five forwards that the Bruins should target at the NHL trade deadline on April 3: Michael Ryder and Jarome Iginla are included among them.
 
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For something completely different: Peter King has all of the details involving a new three-year contract between the Patriots and Tom Brady.