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PHT Morning Skate: Where hockey lives on

Dec 17, 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.

It’s been a while – like, at least a week – since Canadians angrily chastised Gary Bettman. Jack Todd covers that base heartily and explains how the game will move on even as the NHL is stuck in legal limbo. (Montreal Gazette via Kukla’s Korner)

If Todd’s venting wasn’t enough, Puck Daddy presents another round of fans venting. (Puck Daddy)

Adrian Dater equates the NHL to Vermont and Donald Fehr to New Hampshire. (The Denver Post)

The NHL might be following in some of the NBA’s lockout footsteps, yet Jonathan Willis lays out some of the “illuminating” differences. (The Edmonton Journal)

Earl Sleek counts down his favorite multi-part/multi-panel cartoons from Battle of California. Some might be (cartoonishly) NSFW. (Battle of California)

Could the St. Louis Blues be in a little trouble once the lockout winds down? (St. Louis Game Time)

Bobby Hull apparently had a little bit of Rodney Dangerfield in him. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

  1. antkowiak666 - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    another glorious day without the NHL.

  2. mustbechris - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Gary is unhappy to hear that hockey does in fact live on, and he will be looking for ways to snuff it out for good at the earliest possible occurrence.

  3. bcsteele - Dec 17, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    I’m just going to throw this out there considering the link you posted James and say this:

    The Blues aren’t going anywhere. Just my opinion, but we’re probably looking to be one of the best managed, financially stable small market team in the league in a few years. We’re not even close to being in the same boat as a sun belt team.

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