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PHT Morning Skate: Westgarth rides the roller coaster

Dec 9, 2012, 10:00 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.

Kevin Westgarth discusses the emotional roller coaster that was the most recent round of CBA negotiations. (The Los Angeles Times)

Does the lockout really come down to a “fear of losing”? (Hamilton Spectator via Kukla’s Korner)

Would the Dallas Stars benefit from missing a full season? (Defending Big D)

Avoiding – or at least putting off – another lockout is a good reason for fans to root for a long CBA, but it might not be good for the sides most directly affected. Particularly the players. (mc79hockey)

One way or another, Detroit Red Wings members admit they at least enjoy having (some of) the holidays off. (Detroit Free Press)

A retrospective on the New Jersey Devils offseason, even if it’s technically ongoing. (In Lou We Trust)

David Backes‘ take on the communication breakdown. (STLtoday)

This old Sports Illustrated profile of Donald Fehr might be illuminating. (SI via Adrian Dater)

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