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PHT Morning Skate: Where we marvel at Tretiak’s bears

Sep 3, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

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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.

Joe Pelletier shares some fantastic photos of Vladislav Tretiak with his … pet bears. OK, they might not be “pet” bears but he is petting them. There’s also whales and other tomfoolery. (Hockey Book Reviews)

The latest edition of “how much can the Colorado Avalanche really expect from Jamie McGinn?” from Mile High Hockey. (Mile High Hockey)

So what are the Winnipeg Jets going to do without Zach Bogosian? (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Harrison Mooney’s lucid take on lockout-related boycotting:

“We are the children in this divorce. This isn’t our fault. Sure, we’ll suffer as children always suffer in these disputes, but we did nothing wrong. It has nothing to do with us, and threatening to run away from home unless our parents make up accomplishes nothing outside of underscoring how precociously naive we are.” (Puck Daddy)

Apparently Frantisek Kaberle retired. He was a much better Carolina Hurricane than his brother Tomas. (IIHF via Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Alec Martinez was the final Los Angeles Kings player to have his day with the Stanley Cup. (NHL.com)

Andy Strickland reports that hot St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko might play in the AHL rather than KHL in the event of a lockout. (Andy Strickland)

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