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PHT Morning Skate: Kesler and Bieksa take it to the streets

Dec 6, 2012, 8:45 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.

Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa decided to do things a little different and referee a street hockey game in Vancouver. Any diving calls to be made there? I’m in it for the irony. (Vancouver Sun)

Late-night lockout updates: Things got heated with Ryan Miller getting loud and Jeremy Jacobs wanting to walk out. (Toronto Star)

Michael Grange has the dish on what the NHL and NHLPA worked on late into the night. (Sportsnet)

The KHL handed out their monthly awards and Artem Anisimov and Victor Hedman took home honors. Hopefully they didn’t give Hedman a congratulatory horse dinner. (KHL)

Kudos to the NHL and NHLPA for teaming up to do their part to help out players from the past. (Toronto Star)

Did Gary Bettman help talks along by taking “ego” out of the discussions? (Montreal Gazette)

If the lockout should end soon, the Oklahoma City Barons are going to take it on the chin, roster-wise. (Edmonton Journal)

Today marks Day 82 of the NHL lockout and Tomas Kopecky and Marcus Foligno would like it to end very soon.

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