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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)

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    Perhaps 23 goals in three games didn’t hurt, either.

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    Apr 17, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

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    After twice serving as an assistant.

  3. No surprises: Niemi to start for San Jose in series opener

    Apr 17, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Head coach Todd McLellan took his time announcing this one, though.

  4. Yeo’s scouting report on Varlamov reveals: ‘This is a great goalie’

    Apr 17, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

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    “The quicker you get the puck off your stick, the more net there is to shoot.”

  5. Get your game notes: Wild at Avalanche

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    Two teams meeting for the third time in the playoffs.

  6. FYI: Hartnell and Voracek have black beards now

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    Just in case you don’t recognize them tonight.

  7. Flyers want to ‘punish’ McDonagh

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

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    “You definitely want to be physical on him.”

  8. Oshie and Berglund out, Tarasenko in for Blues tonight vs. ‘Hawks

    Apr 17, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

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    Game 1 gets underway at Scottrade at 8 p.m. ET (on NBCSN).

  9. Get your game notes: Blackhawks at Blues

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

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    Classic rivalry will get underway tonight at Scottrade.

  10. Sharks playing the role of underdogs versus Kings

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    Even though they’re not really underdogs.

  11. Get your game notes: Flyers at Rangers

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    Both teams bounced back from bad starts to make the playoffs.

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