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PHT Morning Skate: Cam Neely feels for the fans, hopes lockout will end soon

Nov 10, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT


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.

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk today. He’ll be joined by other Lightning employees. (

James Sheppard, who is attempting to fight his way back into the NHL after a major knee injury derailed his career, has impressed AHL Worcester Sharks coach Roy Sommer. (

Former NHLer and current member of the Federation Council in Russia Viacheslav Fetisov has ambitious expansion plans for the KHL. He thinks the league could include a Far East Division with teams in Japan, Korea, and China. (Calgary Sun)

Bruins prospect prospect Alex Khokhlachev was struck in the head by the puck during Thursday’s Subway Super Series game. The good news is that it sounds like he’ll be fine. (

AHL Syracuse Crunch head coach Jon Cooper earned his 100th victory on Wednesday. (

Hall of Famer and Bruins president Cam Neely spoke briefly about the lockout and said, “from everything that I know and understand, it’s a process that hopefully gets done soon… but has to get done.” He also said that he feels for the fans. (

  1. freneticgarfieldfan - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    “Former NHLer and current member of the Federation Council in Russia has ambitious expansion plans for the KHL”
    Ryan, you forgot to insert the name: Fetisov.

  2. txhockeydad - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Yawn…at this point, who cares? The hard-core fans will be back, but it is the casual fans that determine the TV deals that relegate hockey to a #4 boutique sport only slightly ahead of MLS. I love hockey, and really miss it, but I feel obligated to teach both sides a lesson by finding others places to spend my entertainment dollars when it comes back.

    • id4joey - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:11 AM

      Though I agree. But who really cares that hockey is 4th?

  3. bruinsfan19 - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    By now most of the casual fans are gone being a hardcore fan I will always be back but hockey has gone down with this lockout

  4. id4joey - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    And hockey will rise again. That’s just the way we are. Why do we still trust banks with all the stuff they’ve done to kill the global economy? Hockey will be back, and so will the fans. Yes! There will be a cost to it thought.

  5. bmosh99 - Nov 10, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Kick his ass Seabass.

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