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PHT Morning Skate: Where lost bet leads to James van Riemsdyk shopping in hockey gear

Dec 22, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

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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.

The Providence Bruins’ Trent Whitfield and the Abbotsford Heat’s Quintin Laing have been selected as the team captains for the upcoming AHL All-Star Classic. (AHL.com)

Brent Sutter reflects on leading Canada to gold in the 2005 World Junior Championship. (Winnipeg Sun)

Locked-out players, including Erik Gudbranson and Mark Methot, are organizing a charity game to help Chris Kushneriuk, an ECHL player who has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He’s receiving treatment, but his medical costs are expected to be around $250,000. (Ottawa Citizen)

James van Riemsdyk had to do his holiday shopping in hockey gear after losing a bet with Scott Hartnell. (NHLPA.com)

Troy Brouwer doesn’t think there will be an agreement unless the NHL moves from its current offer. (CSN Washington)

What kind of role will Justin Schultz get with the Edmonton Oilers if the season is saved? (Edmonton Journal)

(Image courtesy of the NHLPA)

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