PHT Morning Skate: The NHL’s Winter Classic contingency plan

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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.

Jeff Z. Klein reports that the NHL would only lose $100K of their $3 million stadium rental fee if they cancel the Winter Classic because of the lockout. (New York Times via Kukla’s Korner)

Brandon Worley looks back at the time Ruslan Salei almost ended Mike Modano’s career. (Defending Big D)

Frank Rekas presents the Florida Panthers’ essentials for Puck Daddy. (Puck Daddy)

Matt Hendricks discusses his expectations for Wojtek Wolski next season. (

Taking a look at the impact of neutral zone play. (Fear the Fin)

“Forget the lockout, let’s talk about Dougie Hamilton.” (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

The Peerless Prognosticator assesses the value of top-five draft picks. (Peerless Prognosticator)