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Morning Skate: Olympic Gloating, Trade Fallout

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci has covered hockey for Rotowire since 2002 and is the author of Blue Line Buzz since 2011 as well as being the co-author of Morning Skate. He also is a contributor to Talking Red, a New Jersey Devils blog and podcast. He is an English teacher and formerly wrote for The Coast Star in Manasquan, New Jersey where he and his sports section won several New Jersey Press Association awards. Dan Pennucci is a supporter of the New Jersey Devils, Washington Nationals and Chelsea FC. He's attended sporting events in six countries.

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

To: Dan Pennucci
From: Janet Eagleson
Sent: Wednesday, February 26
Subject: Golden Canada

Dan, Dan, Dan ...

I could rub Canada's gold medal in your face right now, but I'm a far kinder person than that. Yes, Canada's men's team delivered what might be the best team defense ever displayed in a tourney like that. But there were plenty of other things that caught my eye.

Phil Kessel was outstanding. Patrick Kane, not so much. I really didn't like that head-snap against Canada that resulted in a red-and-white penalty. And it had nothing to do with the game. Honest. I thought Kane had given up that petulant crap and amped up his game over the last couple seasons. But that move was classic Kane and that concerns me -- he can be so damn good, but not when he's acting like a baby. Besides, refs are like elephants -- they have long, long memories. They don't like to be shown up like that. There may be repercussion

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