Morning Skate: Tuesday, June 18

Morning Skate: Tuesday, June 18
June 18, 2013, 1:15 pm

*One writer says that the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are annoying, and then clarifies his annoyance is about the refereeing and the officials. Not feeling this one, but giving it some time in the interest of fair and balanced reporting.

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*Ryan Lambert from Puck Daddy goes on a tirade saying that the NHL voting should be transparent, and each vote should be traceable back to the person that case the vote.

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*The Hart Trophy for Alex Ovechkin cements his partnership with Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates.

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*Seattle is already in the mix for a potential NHL franchise as the city of Glendale and the Phoenix Coyotes continue to try and hash things out.

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*The HNIC video montage for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. Another home run for a network that is unparalleled in their hockey coverage.

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*James Mirtle has more on the NHL Award voting, and the real travesty that ended up costing Patrice Bergeron a second straight Selke Trophy. It boggles the mid that 15 voters could have left Bergeron off their Selke ballot.

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*For something completely different: somebody trying to make sense of the new Kanye album, because I certainly couldn’t.