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PHT Morning Skate: Handing out presents

Dec 24, 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.

Joe Pelletier has an interesting observation: the NHL should shoot for a 50-game season instead of the widely cited 48-contest option so there’s the opportunity – albeit slim – to shoot for the 50 goals in 50 games goal. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Legally speaking, what’s next for the NHLPA? (TSN)

Martin St. Louis is frustrated because he claims the owners just keep wanting more. Typical stuff, but it just seems sadder coming from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s diminutive star. (Tampa Bay Tribune)

Counting down 10 controversial figures from 2012. (Puck Daddy)

Not sure the specifics of this contest, but checking out the winners of Stanley Cup of Chowder’s various art-leaning contests is interesting. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Adrian Dater beefs with Gary Bettman once again. (The Denver Post)

With all the talk about Winnipeg being unhappy with Evander Kane, perhaps one should ask the flip side: why should Kane want to stay in Jets land? (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Bruce Garrioch hands out presents for NHL players, executives and other figures. (Ottawa Sun)

  1. antkowiak666 - Dec 24, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    if and when they get the season underway,please DO NOT put the BS”THANK YOU FANS”on the’s just an insult to our intelligence.if you are truly sorry,you will slash ticket prices and give NHL Center Ice free to us fans.that’s just a start.

    • rainyday56 - Dec 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      I think Bettman would agree that putting a patronizing statement to the fans along the blue lines would be a bad idea. He’d put it in the corners where he puts his imbecilic Stanley Cup slogans during the playoffs.

  2. bcsteele - Dec 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    I agree with you. But as much as I hate this whole deal and can’t stand both sides at this point…

    …all I want for Christmas is hockey…

  3. jimw81 - Dec 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    someone should tell Dater lay off of the egg nog.

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