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PHT Morning Skate: Imagining Halloween at Bettman’s

Oct 31, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

Donald Fehr AP

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.

David Shoalts thinks that canceling the 2013 Winter Classic would push the NHL closer to “oblivion.” (The Globe & Mail)

A look at Dallas Stars’ 2012 first-rounder Radek Faksa. (Defending Big D)

Remembering Paul Kariya’s great run with the Anaheim Ducks, where he was once the “face of the franchise.” (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Down Goes Brown with an amusing take on what Gary Bettman’s Halloween party might look like this year. (Down Goes Brown)

The Predators are looking to use their building for non-hockey events. (Nashville Business Journal via On the Forecheck)

Another vent session for hockey fans from Puck Daddy. (Puck Daddy)

Here’s a roundup of AHL bits … from the NHL’s Web site. (

  1. antkowiak666 - Oct 31, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    yeah with all the terrible events going on over in the eastern US,people losing their homes,jobs and family members(R.I.P.)you players and owners keep sqaubbling over what’s really important,YOUR MONEY!!

  2. billsin20xx - Oct 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Read an interesting rumor that some owners are pushing a deal that would leave the existing cap in place for 3 years. The deal would see the NHL keep the salary limit where it was last season ($1.8 billion) this season and next season and every season forward UNTIL the NHL revenues exceed $3.6 billion, at which time the players salaries would then go to a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenues.

    Seems to make too much sense to ever happen though………….

    • paledevil - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:39 PM

      i been thinking for 3 months that deal 1 was the answer ( this is deal 1 )… freeze is the keyword

      • billsin20xx - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

        I don’t think that this has ever been brought up at least publicly.

  3. ron05342 - Oct 31, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Are these guys EVER going to meet again?

    Talk about frustrating. Is the Kings’ legacy going to be that they are the last NHL team to ever win the Cup?

  4. capsfan19 - Oct 31, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Bettman would definetly make a good emperor and daly would be darth vader.

  5. id4joey - Oct 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    antkowiak666, with events around the world we need not wait for events to happen close to home to realize how fortunate we are. We the fans are taking this strike too personally. So what if we go a season without hockey, which BTW I don’t think will happen.

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