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.
Andrew Roth goes deep on how the NHL’s lockout loss has been the KHL’s gain. (The New York Times)
Speaking of the lockout, columnists seemed to cover just about every reaction to the first set of regular season games being canceled.
Michael Rosenberg blames Gary Bettman. (Sports Illustrated)
Mark Spector thinks the players are the ones who are out of touch. (Sportsnet.ca)
Gary Lawless blames both sides. He also believes the players need to realize that fans don’t want to watch the players point fingers any longer. (Winnipeg Free Press)
Nicholas Cotsonika covers multiple angles, from fans who are very angry to people who simply shrug their shoulders. (Yahoo)
Eric Francis simply asks people to wake him up when the lockout is over. (Calgary Sun)
Speaking of indifference, John Shannon remarks that the two sides should be worried about the people who don’t care. (Sportsnet.ca)
Pensburgh discusses how going through a lockout feels like growing up. (Pensburgh)
Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is busy even as the lockout drags on. (Winnipeg Sun)
Seth Jones doesn’t seem particularly flustered by the media attention he’s receiving as a likely high-end draft pick. (NHL.com)