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PHT Morning Skate: More evidence that Roberto Luongo is funny

Dec 31, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

Roberto Luongo AP

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.

A few strategies and details regarding what could happen on this crucial day:

Bruce Garrioch cites an anonymous source who’s sure that Donald Fehr will “try to squeeze the league for more.” (Ottawa Sun)

That won’t make the league happy, but ultimately, Bruce Arthur says the NHL needs to make a deal with Fehr whether they like it or not. (The National Post)

John Shannon paints a gloomy picture of how these New Year’s Eve discussions might go. (Sportsnet.ca)

It sounds like Dmitry Kulikov is becoming the leader of KHL team Lokomotiv’s defense. (Litter Box Cats)

Tyler Dellow’s take on the NHL rolling with an expanded playoff format. (mc79hockey)

Roberto Luongo teams up with the “Shap Crew” to reinforce his high place among goalie-humorists. (Puck Daddy)

Pension Plan Puppets has fun with the question, “Who should the Toronto Maple Leafs buy out?” (Pension Plan Puppets)

Is the lockout affecting the livelihoods of arena workers and people with similar jobs as much as many believe? (Arctic Ice Hockey)

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