PHT’s Morning Skate: Labor talk, labor talk and Milan Lucic’s celebrity softball game

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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.

Several Bruins are holding out hope that a deal will be reached by Sept. 15. In a related story, Milan Lucic hosted a Rock and Jock celebrity softball game. (Boston Herald)

Donald Fehr admits the labor talks have started to get frustrating. (Toronto Sun)

Interesting piece on the role social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are having on labor strife — especially compared to 2004-05, when neither site was as prominent. (Globe and Mail)

Canucks GM Mike Gillis is “upbeat” after the rule enforcement meetings in Toronto over the past two days. (Vancouver Province)

Los Angeles’ Scott Parse and Minnesota’s Jed Ortmeyer — a Nebraska native — are playing in a charity game in Omaha to fight muscular dystrophy. (

Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall is all for Canadian junior players unionizing. Turns out he was only making $44 bucks a day playing in Windsor. (Edmonton Journal)