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PHT Morning Skate: Where the lockout might reach historic proportions

Nov 11, 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.

In the likely event that the lockout persists through Monday, this year’s work stoppage will join the top five longest in major sports’ history. Oh, and the NHL would represent three of those five. Splendid. (The Courier-Post)

Michael Russo argues that the two sides need to “put aside their anger” and get back to negotiating. (Minnesota Star-Tribune)

The Colorado Avalanche’s European fan club catches up with Semyon Varlamov. (Eurolanche.com)

Is Vancouver’s love for Pavel Bure unrequited? (The Vancouver Sun)

Battle of California ponders a few rules changes, with the basic message: if you hate the shootout so much, why not just get rid of it? (Battle of California)

Could Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tear it up in the world junior hockey tournament if the lockout persists? (The Vancouver Province)

Greg Wyshynski wonders if Donald Fehr is becoming a Brad Marchand-like pest in the negotiating room. (Puck Daddy)

Speaking of Fehr, Kevin Allen thinks “attacking” him is the wrong way to handle him. Kind of like taking a bad instigator penalty? (USA Today via Kukla’s Korner)

A young Kevin Bieksa meets a positively dapper Don Cherry. No clear bicep curls in the photo, as far as we can tell. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

  1. antkowiak666 - Nov 11, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    *yawn*

  2. id4joey - Nov 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/story/2012/11/10/sp-nhl-nhlpa-shortened-schedule-bettman-daly-fehr.html

    Very interesting article. Here is a snippet; As each day ticks by, the damage to the sport gets a little bit worse and the potential schedule gets tightened a little bit more. There had been some within the league who entered the week hoping a deal could be reached in time to drop the puck as early as Nov. 21 — the day before U.S. Thanksgiving — a starting point that would have allowed for a 74-game season, according to multiple sources.

  3. manchestermiracle - Nov 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    The only way the NHL gets ranked above the major sports. How utterly depressing.

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