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PHT Morning Skate: Nugent-Hopkins might just have a lot of pressure on him

Dec 11, 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.

Hey Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, no pressure kid, but Team Canada is dying for a gold medal at World Juniors and you’re their best player. Go get ’em! (Calgary Sun)

Jamal Mayers is still optimistic about a deal getting done. (CSNChicago.com)

Tampa Bay’s Teddy Purcell is, uh, less than positive. (Lightning Strikes)

Roman Hamrlik, meanwhile, still supports the union. Just in his own different way. (TSN)

Anthony Stewart is back from his English league excursion. (News & Observer)

Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban might be the go-to guy in goal for Team Canada. (Montreal Gazette)

Today marks Day 87 of the NHL lockout and Sidney Crosby isn’t going to take it anymore.

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