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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. (NHL.com)

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)

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