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PHT Morning Skate: An interesting way to scratch that fantasy hockey itch

Oct 18, 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.

PHT covered the meat of Donald Fehr’s beefs with the owners’ proposal, but if you want to read his entire memo to the NHLPA, Sportsnet.ca got a hold of it. (Sportsnet.ca)

Inside Sports’ Dan Tencer speaks with Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel about the ceased arena negotiations with Oilers’ ownership. (Inside Sports)

NBC’s own Pierre McGuire recently shared his thoughts on the lockout, and the Denver Post’s Adrian Daters was kind enough to transcribe the highlights. (The Denver Post)

The Hockey Writers’ Chris Wassel on the site’s bold aim to fill the fantasy hockey void by using KHL players instead of NHL guys. (The Hockey Writers)

Jesse Spector of the Sporting News looks at how enthusiasm for labor peace wilted once additional details emerged from the owners’ proposal. (The Sporting News)

Locked-out Predators are exploring Nashville more than ever before thanks to the lack of hockey. (The Tennessean)

The Toronto Maple Leafs might need to scramble to get the rink ready if the season starts on Nov. 2. (Toronto Sun)

Kari Lehtonen‘s bumpy road to becoming a franchise goalie in the NHL. (Defending Big D)

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