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PHT Morning Skate: Zenon Konopka is a farmer during the lockout

Dec 28, 2012, 8:55 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.

You may have known Zenon Konopka makes his own wine. But becoming a full-blown farmer during the lockout? You know it. (Ottawa Sun)

Rob Rossi from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wonders aloud if Donald Fehr has a trick up his sleeve yet to deal in negotiations. (Chipped Ice)

Greg Jamison offering green cards to foreigners to invest in the Phoenix Coyotes? Don’t tell Sheriff Joe Arpaio about this. (Globe And Mail)

In more pertinent Coyotes news, the City of Glendale signed the new lease with the team. So long, $300 million. (Phoenix Business Journal)

Mirtle crunched some numbers on what revenues might be like in a shortened season. Losing anywhere from $800 million to $1 billion sounds real good. (Globe And Mail)

You think the NHL would try to do a 28-game season? Tyler Dellow makes a case for it. (mc79hockey)

It’s Day 104 of the NHL lockout. 12 players in NHL history have scored 104 points in a season. Last to do it? Daniel Sedin in 2010-11.

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