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PHT Morning Skate: New year, old lockout

Jan 1, 2013, 8:00 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.

The AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms auctioned off tuxedo jerseys. Totally classy threads for a good cause – two if you count looking totally sharp. (Phantoms Twitter via Puck Daddy)

Flabbergasted lockout reflections: the Carolina Hurricanes edition. (Canes Now)

Chances are, your holiday season/New Year’s celebration was more fun – or at least more limber – than Johnny Bower’s was back in 1970. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

The top moments from the San Jose Sharks’ 2012. Probably not on the list: Martin Havlat‘s 100th injury. (Fear the Fin)

One team definitely had a more memorable year: the Nashville Predators. (On the Forecheck)

The lockout extending into 2013 will leave plenty of fans wondering if they should remain diehards in the new year. Here’s one take. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent probably has more good things to say about Donald Fehr than Gary Bettman will some day. Maybe. (Inside the Book via Corey Pronman)

On a solemn note, John Kreiser remembers hockey figures who died in 2012. (NHL.com)

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    Aug 27, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

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    “We haven’t defined a process and certainly no decisions have been made.”

  2. Under Pressure: Jimmy Howard

    Aug 27, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

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    Needs to bounce back after last year’s disappointing campaign.

  3. Flames re-sign shot-blocking ace Bouma

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Finished second in the NHL among forwards last year, with 87.

  4. Looking to make the leap: Anthony Mantha

    Aug 27, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

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    Former Quebec league sniper is gunning for a gig in Detroit.

  5. Report: Rangers show interest in Malone

    Aug 27, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT

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    Former Tampa Bay forward was bought out of his contract earlier this summer, following legal troubles.

  6. Red Wings’ playoff streak borders on historic, but does it matter?

    Aug 27, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT

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    The Red Wings are rebuilding on the fly, but are they assembling a future Cup contender?

  7. Despite ‘nightmare’ season, Clarkson excited for future

    Aug 27, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    He’ll enter the second season of his seven-year, $36.75 million contract.

  8. It’s Detroit Red Wings day on PHT

    Aug 27, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    They have made it to the playoffs for 23 straight seasons.

  9. NHL-to-Vegas talks gaining steam

    Aug 26, 2014, 9:57 PM EDT

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    A recent report has added new fuel to the speculation on that subject.

  10. Johnston will enter camp looking for wingers for Malkin

    Aug 26, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Dupuis and Hornqvist are two of the main options.

  11. Poll: Who should be Columbus’ next captain?

    Aug 26, 2014, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Will they go another season without one?

  12. No Vezina repeat, but Bobrovsky remains Jackets’ MVP

    Aug 26, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

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    He’s going into the final season of his bridge contract.

  13. Bishop not 100 percent, aims to be ‘close’ before opener

    Aug 26, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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    He’s looking to build off of his breakout campaign.

  14. Oilers remain hopeful Schultz will sign before camp

    Aug 26, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    The restricted free agent is likely to get a one or two-year deal.

  15. Under Pressure: Nathan Horton

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Injuries prevented him from doing much in the first season of his seven-year, $37.1 million deal.

  16. Looking to make the leap: Alexander Wennberg

    Aug 26, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

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    He could follow in Boone Jenner’s footsteps.

  17. Berube: Lecavalier needs to ‘get over’ trade rumors

    Aug 26, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

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    “I have to do a little bit better job managing him and he’s got to buy into the team.”

  18. Report: Moore, Bertuzzi still negotiating confidentiality pact

    Aug 26, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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    But per Bertuzzi’s lawyer, the settlement has been agreed upon.

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