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PHT Morning Skate: How much season can be saved?

Nov 7, 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 breaks down how much of the season could be salvaged based on a variety of potential start dates. Interesting stuff. (The Edmonton Journal)

Nashville Predators exec Sean Henry has a heartfelt message for fans. (Predators’ Web site)

Erik Christensen is settling in to a career in the KHL after getting over the hype of starting out in the NHL. (Yahoo)

Former New Jersey Devils player Jim Dowd has seen some of the destruction from Hurricane Sandy up close. (Fire & Ice)

Looking back at how Pavel Bure fought off injuries to have a Hall of Fame career. (

Maybe the lockout is taking some steam out of – or trimming some whiskers off of? – Movember, but some Habs are getting into the spirit, anyway. (Montreal Gazette)

Covering the net was a tall order for Tiny Thompson. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

This was written before Tuesday’s meetings, but it still provides interesting food for thought as the talks continue. (CBC)

  1. valoisvipers - Nov 7, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    I think this guy Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal has taken leave of his senses. There is no way in hell the NHL can start a season on Feb 1rst and still play 42 games. The first week of Dec is when we normaly reach the season’s half way mark.

    • rogersjd16 - Nov 7, 2012 at 9:55 AM

      Ah, you sir have taken leave of your senses. First week in December? They’re at 25 games, max. Half way point is always 2nd week-ish of January.

      And he’s simply saying condensing the schedule is a little easier than most may think. They would have lost a whole month starting on 11/2 if that had happened and still played a full 82 game schedule.

    • Jonathan Willis - Nov 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      On December 1, last year, each NHL team had played between 22 and 27 games.

      It really takes very little work to fact-check yourself before commenting.

  2. ironmike778 - Nov 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    And I’m sure squeezing in virtually a whole season in short order will make for some quality hockey. Uh huh. Riiiiiiight.

  3. blomfeld - Nov 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Answer: “we’re going to get approximately 70 games” … “next question ?” …

  4. esracerx46 - Nov 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Why is David Booth pictured? Why is David Booth in a Panthers jersey pictured? Thought it wss odd

    • blomfeld - Nov 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      That’s Pavel Bure friend. Big man David Booth is here in Vancouver right now chasing dogs and cats around with his shotgun !

  5. kingfooj - Nov 7, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    my gosh, where have the times gone when the rocket is unrecognizable

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