PHT Morning Skate: Where the Flyers go silent

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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.

Charlie Pierce wonders if the NHL’s owners are losing their mind during the CBA negotiations. (Grantland)

Eric Stephens provides the following Lubomir Visnovsky update: his case will go to an arbitrator, but the date isn’t known yet. (Eric Stephens)

Adrian Dater weighs in on everyone who weighed in on the Rick Nash deal. Also, he weighs in on the Rick Nash deal. (Sports Illustrated)

Does anyone else feel like the Philadelphia Flyers’ offer sheet to Shea Weber smells an awful lot like what NBA observers call a “poison pill” contract? There’s plenty of little detail differences, but see if you notice any big-picture parallels between the Flyers’ courtship of Weber and the Houston Rockets’ pursuit of Jeremy Lin. (ESPN)

Speaking of Weber, Sam Carchidi reports through a “source” that the Flyers haven’t spoken to Weber since last Wednesday. Strange. (Sam Carchidi)

It’s likely that many non-Rangers fans felt jealous to see New York add Rick Nash, but at least one San Jose Sharks writer breathed a sigh of relief that he won’t play for his team. The Neutral also believes the Columbus Blue Jackets did pretty well in the deal, so perhaps there’s a contrary air to it all? (Fear the Fin)

Joe Haggerty calls Claude Julien’s contract extension “well-deserved.” (CSNNE.com)

We fixated on the Roberto Luongo update last night, but Mike Gillis also discussed subjects such as the Vancouver Canucks defense and offense during a sprawling chat. (Part I, II and III)

Breaking Rick Nash down “by the numbers.” (NHL.com)

Brian Campbell discusses how much fun he’s having with the Florida Panthers. Word is that he’s financially stable, too. (CSNChicago.com)