PHT Morning Skate: Where the Kings made the best offseason move

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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.

Scott Burnside argues that Brian Burke is the right guy to construct the 2014 U.S. Olympic team. (ESPN)

Jonathan Toews feels like the CBA negotiations are starting from scratch. (

Stephen Harris takes a look at the issue of players seeking insurance as they play overseas (Boston Herald)

Dominik Jansky examines why so many NHL players are going to Switzerland during the lockout. (SBNation)

Dustin Penner tops Hockey Prospectus’ list of the five best offseason moves. (Hockey Prospectus via Fear the Fin)

Keith Primeau goes deep on concussions and the lockout. (Puck Daddy)

Sad news: Earl Sleek and Rudy Kelly are retiring from blogging in December. (Battle of California)

Defenseman Kris Russell signed with HC TPS. (Finnish League)

Meanwhile, Sean Bergeheim signed with HIFK in Finland. (HIFK)