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PHT Morning Skate: What if contracts become null and void?

Dec 19, 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.

Picturing the glorious, entertaining chaos that would ensue if every NHL contract became null and void because of the legal proceedings. (The Sporting News)

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that it’s possible more games will be canceled by the end of this week. Well, it is the holiday season. (LeBrun’s Twitter)

Harrison Mooney defends David Booth (and attacks having to defend him in the first place). (Vancouver Sun)

Another informative take at the upcoming legal wranglings. (The Globe & Mail)

Want more? Tyler Dellow has two new bits on the CBA talks. (Part I and II)

Move over Barack Obama and Stephen Harper: Michael Buble is weighing in on the lockout. (Josh Rimer, NHL Home Ice)

The name Bill McCreary shouldn’t just be associated with sweet mustaches and officiating. One Bill McCreary also clobbered Wayne Gretzky. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Updated rankings for the Dallas Stars’ farm system. (Defending Big D)

More lockout-related venting. (Puck Daddy)

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