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PHT Morning Skate: Did Bobby Orr mastermind “goon hockey”?

Dec 30, 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.

Chris Osgood provides his lockout thoughts. (MLive.com)

Rank CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty among those who think the lockout could be approaching its “blessed end.” (CSNNE.com)

Was “goon hockey” actually Bobby Orr’s idea? (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Scott Burnside thinks it’s big picture time, which means putting all the childishness aside. That sure would be nice, wouldn’t it? (ESPN)

Slava Kozlov keeps it going in the KHL at age 40. (R-Sport)

Puck Daddy counts down the top 10 players from 2012. (Puck Daddy)

How Bowling Green’s alumni helped to revive the hockey program. (NHL.com)

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