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PHT Morning Skate: Where a lockout might not be too bad for the Oilers

Aug 20, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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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.

Jonathan Willis looks at how the last lockout helped Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff and Jarret Stoll to explain why another one could allow the Edmonton Oilers’ current crop of players to develop. (Edmonton Journal)

Jack Todd gets harsh with Gary Bettman, claiming he “loves lockouts – a great deal more than he loves hockey.” (Montreal Gazette via Kukla’s Korner)

Mike Heika profiles Jaromir Jagr and briefly discusses Eric Lindros coming to Dallas in the twilight of his career. (Dallas Morning News)

Raw Charge discusses why they chose the 2010-11 season was the “essential” campaign for the team, rather than the one where they won the Stanley Cup. (Raw Charge)

Harrison Mooney ponders what a player’s day with the Cup says about his personality. (Puck Daddy)

Why the Boston Bruins/their fans should “leave well enough alone” with huge forward Milan Lucic. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

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