Skip to content

PHT Morning Skate: Where Selanne thinks the lockout is in its last days

Jan 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Teemu Selanne Getty Images

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.

Daniel Alfredsson is thrilled to see Sweden going to the Gold Medal Game in the 2013 World Junior Championship after earning a 3-2 shootout victory against Russia. (Ottawa Citizen)

Teemu Selanne recently predicted that the lockout would end on Monday Jan. 7. (Sportsnet)

The Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers have decided that defensemen Brendon Nash and Jason DeSantis should swap AHL teams. DeSantis will now play for the Canadiens’ Hamilton Bulldogs while Nash will skate with the Panthers’ San Antonio Rampage. (AHL.com)

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are continuing to work out in the hope that there will be a shortened season. (Sportsnet)

Alex Galchenyuk has done a great job representing Team USA in the World Junior Championship. He’s been popular with the media in Ufa due to his Russian ancestry and the fact that he can speak both Russian and English. (Calgary Sun)

Toronto Maple Leafs blueliner Jake Gardiner is still recovering from concussion and whiplash symptoms in the AHL. He’s been out for three weeks, but the good news is he’s started to do light workouts. (Toronto Sun)

  1. northstars17 - Jan 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    I like Sellane’s optimism, but unfortunately he’s wrong. We won’t see hockey until next Fall. I’ve talked to a few very respected people in this business who’ve said it’s just not going to happen. This CBA is a lot further to being complete than what people have been lead to believe.

    Do you really think the NHL will settle the CBA dispute and start the season less than 2 weeks after what was supposed to be their biggest game of the year financially, the Winter Classic? Do you really believe the 2-3 MAJOR issues will be settled in just mere days? Let alone the other 4-5 issues that also need twists and tweaks… it’s just not going to happen.

    The NHL and NHLPA have made this interesting enough to follow, but boring enough to forget about for a while. Do you really believe its this difficult to come to an agreement, and they’re willing to lose and ENTIRE season of revenue because of it?

    They won’t officially cancel the season until the beggining of February, but everyone will know well before the. the gig is up. Remind you, the 04/05 lost season wasn’t officially cancelled until the middle of February. By then fans will only look forward to the upcoming return of hockey season, and the owners know the demand will be even higher. They know there is damage being done, but their going by history which shows increased fan support and sales after a major strike or lockout. Sorry to be the bearer of bars news but you already know this if you’ve been following this circus charade, or lack thereof should I say. But stay tuned… you might as well ride it out for one more week if you’ve been along for the ride these last 3 months!

    • cruzingchris - Jan 4, 2013 at 10:36 AM

      Who did you talk to? Jose at taco bell, who stirs the beans? Did the sauce packets tell you that? EVERYBODY knows somebody in the business, just STFU and keep your comments to yourself Northstars17. We want factual information, not based on info from the guy who collects the sweaty rags from players in the locker room.

  2. northstars17 - Jan 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    I like Sellane’s optimism, but unfortunately he’s wrong. We won’t see hockey until next Fall. I’ve talked to a few very respected people in this business who’ve said it’s just not going to happen. This CBA is a lot further to being complete than what people have been lead to believe.

    Do you really think the NHL will settle the CBA dispute and start the season less than 2 weeks after what was supposed to be their biggest game of the year financially, the Winter Classic? Do you really believe the 2-3 MAJOR issues will be settled in just mere days? Let alone the other 4-5 issues that also need twists and tweaks… it’s just not going to happen.

    The NHL and NHLPA have made this interesting enough to follow, but boring enough to forget about for a while. Do you really believe its this difficult to come to an agreement, and they’re willing to lose and ENTIRE season of revenue because of it?

    They won’t officially cancel the season until the beggining of February, but everyone will know well before the. the gig is up. Remind you, the 04/05 lost season wasn’t officially cancelled until the middle of February. By then fans will only look forward to the upcoming return of hockey season, and the owners know the demand will be even higher. They know there is damage being done, but they’re going by history which shows increased fan support and sales after a major strike or lockout.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bars news but you already know this if you’ve been following this circus charade, or lack thereof should I say. But stay tuned… you might as well ride it out for one more week if you’ve been along for the ride these last 3 months!

  3. antkowiak666 - Jan 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    blomfeld!?!is that you?

Featured video

Bettman hears the boos in Philly
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (1886)
  2. L. Stempniak (1747)
  3. D. Roy (1486)
  4. C. Franson (1319)
  5. A. Rome (1317)
  1. R. O'Reilly (1312)
  2. D. Booth (1201)
  3. R. Nash (1142)
  4. P. Subban (1050)
  5. M. Ribeiro (1042)