PHT Morning Skate: Where player analysis and charitable work dominates the headlines

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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.

Mike Heika provides some in-depth analysis on Brenden Morrow after his rough 2011-12 campaign. (Dallas Morning News)

The Nashville Predators are scheduled to make a donation to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital that will exceed $150,000. Over the last four years, they’ve given more than half a million dollars to the hospital and its programs. (

Jordal Staal will join his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammates, Matt Cooke and Joe Vitale, as they head to Haiti for humanitarian reasons. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Here’s the’s recap of Friday’s CBA meetings. PHT also reported on the negotiations yesterday, and touched on the possibility of NHLPA-KHL exhibitions in the event of a lockout. (

Matt Greene took the Stanley Cup to Grand Ledge High School. (Detroit Free Press)

Paul Friesen shares his views on the ongoing CBA talks and possibility of an NHL lockout just a year after his city of Winnipeg finally got back into the league. (Winnipeg Sun)

A breakdown of the Montreal Canadiens prospects, leading with the third overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Alex Galchenyuk. (Hockey’s Future)