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PHT Morning Skate: Where the players are on Plan D – at best

Dec 21, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

Sheldon Souray AP

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 good fun when a player makes a really literal analogy about the lockout. In this case, Sheldon Souray calls dissolution of the union a final option, but more amusingly also labels it as essentially no better than “Plan D.” (OC Register’s Eric Stephens Twitter feed)

Kevin Allen thinks that the next CBA could generate a greater number of sign-and-trade deals in the NHL. (USA Today via Kukla’s Korner)

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Josh Yohe wonders why the NHL and NHLPA are depriving people of a pick-me-up. (Yohe’s Sulia)

Dirk Hoag shares a few ideas for sad fans. (On the Forecheck)

Rudy Kelly says goodbye to Battle of California with a heartfelt message, but most importantly, a flying patriotic Fraser dog. (Battle of California)

Hey, what are two things that totally go together? Brenden Morrow and pilates, of course. (Dallas Morning News)

Looking back at some old Chicago Blackhawks Christmas cards. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

A lesson in stickhandling fundamentals. (NHL.com)

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