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PHT Morning Skate: New year, old lockout

Jan 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

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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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  3. NHL on NBCSN: Sharks, Kings renew hostilities

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  11. Devils fire DeBoer

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    New Jersey off to a disappointing 12-17-7 start. The coach pays the price.

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