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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)

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