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PHT Morning Skate: Where the lockout is sort of like “Rocky”

Dec 16, 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.

John Shannon compares the lockout to that scene in “Rocky” where Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa both collapse in exhaustion … only he wonders if no one will get up in the NHL/NHLPA remake. (Sportsnet)

It might be exhausting to read another profile detailing the human side – or at least both sides – of Gary Bettman, but this is another good one. (The Los Angeles Times)

Cody Hodgson returned from a broken hand to play for the Rochester Americans on Saturday. (AHL)

Looking back, Joe Pelletier is baffled that Bobby Orr missed out on a few more Hart Trophy nods. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Looking back on Alexander Mogilny’s 76-goal season. (

Sam Carchidi on the lockout: “the lunacy continues.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Jordan Eberle keeps going in the AHL; he scored a hat trick for the Oklahoma City Barons last night. (Edmonton Oilers Twitter feed)

Luke Richardson settles in to his new head coaching gig. (AHL)

  1. sportsfan69 - Dec 16, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    We need an “Old Timer” to help the NHLPA out of it’s self destruction. A retired player, who’s well respected, an Ambassador for the game.

  2. sportsfan69 - Dec 16, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    The next video is directed towards the players, get back to work. Do what you do best, “Play Hockey.”

  3. id4joey - Dec 16, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    They allow players to vote on the filing of the disclaimer of interest, but not on one of the many proposals. The league has made concessions, but greedy players need more. I guess 2.5 million per year for a less than marginal 3rd liner is not enough, and 7 million per year for an under achiever relegated to the 3rd line is considered being under paid.

    • alexbaymac - Dec 16, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      Right, because it’s the CBA, not the stupid owners, that hand out $7M/yr to a third-liner…you do realize your argument proves that the owners are the ones driving the Stupid Bus, don’t you? A player gets offered $7M and he’s going to turn it down for ‘the good of the league’? THAT would be a stupid player!
      But thanks for helping to show where the majority (& I say majority because greed on BOTH sides is keeping this from getting done) of the fault really lies!

      • id4joey - Dec 16, 2012 at 5:20 PM

        Of course it’s obvious the owners are driving the bus. Never disputed that fact. Right now the owners are still driving the bus, and the players better get on if they wish to see what is left of their salaries this year.

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