PHT Morning Skate: Where the looming lockout dominates the headlines


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.

If there’s a lockout, then Daniel Alfredsson’s top priority will be spending time with his family, not playing in Europe. (Ottawa Citizen)

Prospect Kurtis MacDermid has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Kings. (

You’ve probably heard this before, but the players have full confidence in NHLPA boss Donald Fehr. (Washington Times)

Capitals forward Jason Chimera thinks “it would be pretty embarrassing as a league to lock us out and not start the season [on time].” (CSNWashington)

The Florida Panthers made a number of roster adjustments on Wednesday in preparation for the lockout. Among other things, they returned top-tier prospect Jonathan Huberdeau to the QMJHL. (Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)

A player who attended the NHL-NHLPA meeting on Wednesday wasn’t impressed by the owner’s proposal. He said, “They like to shape it that they’re giving us money. But all they’re doing is slightly lessening how much they want to take.” (