PHT Morning Skate: Where a lost season could do wonders for Steve Tambellini


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.

Henrik Samuelsson’s Edmonton Oil Kings won last night, prompting Ulf’s son to provide an incredibly deep analysis on Twitter. (Samuelsson’s Tweet)

TSN legal expert Eric Macramalla breaks down Wednesday’s NHLPA memo. (TSN via Kukla’s Korner)

Joe Pelletier kicks off his hockey photo of the day feature with Mario Lemieux triumphantly hoisting the Stanley Cup. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Litter Box Cats discusses the Florida Panthers’ season ticket holder “protection plan.” Preemptive note: jokes about they’re being no season ticket holders would have been much funnier last September. (Litter Box Cats)

Sean Leahy breaks down the KHL’s replica of their championship trophy, the Gagarin Cup. He estimates that it would cost about $780 in U.S. dollars, so don’t pull a muscle trying to order your elaborate new drinking device. (Puck Daddy)

The Winnipeg Jets are loading up on draft picks in 2013, so add a compensatory second-rounder because they didn’t sign spell-check-wrecker Daultan Leveille. Arctic Ice Hockey discusses how former Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell’s final moves “keep on giving.” (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Derek Zona argues that Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini might be the person who would benefit the most from a full-season lockout. (Copper & Blue)

John Kreiser discusses some NHL award winners who were seemingly in the right place at the right time, collecting hardware in far-and-away their best years. It’s disappointing that Jose Theodore’s Hart Trophy didn’t at least get an honorable mention, though. (