PHT Morning Skate: How fans can teach a lockout lesson

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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.

Renaud P. Lavoie passes along word that the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a “special waiver period” through Sept. 15. If Lavoie’s explanation is correct, it sames like it will only really affect “AHL veterans.” (RDS)

Eric Duhatschek believes that the only time fans can send a message about the lockout is when the games are back on. (The Globe & Mail)

Bob McKenzie with a deep lockout take that earns a Hunter S. Thompson-inspired headline. (TSN)

The Royal Half presents a wonderful/regrettable collage of Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup tattoos. (The Royal Half)

Craig Custance studies the impact of social media on the CBA negotiations. (ESPN)

Donny Rivette goes in-depth on the Florida Panthers’ perspective regarding a Roberto Luongo trade; let’s just say the Vancouver Canucks shouldn’t shoot for the moon. (Nucks Misconduct)

Joe Pelletier believes that the 1987 Canada Cup was the greatest hockey ever played, producing this great line about how its greatest moment has been overshadowed:

Somehow the beauty and the dramatics of the Gretzky to Lemieux winning goal have gotten lost somewhere between Paul Henderson’s shot heard around the world and Sidney Crosby’s golden goal.

Megalodon doesn’t provide a rave review for Ryane Clowe’s Twitter career. (Battle of California)