PHT Morning Skate: How much would a canceled Winter Classic cost Detroit?

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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.

Kukla’s Korner passes along a CBC report that estimates a canceled 2013 Winter Classic would cost the Detroit area $50-$60 million in revenue. (Kukla’s Korner)

Cam Charron wonders what a 40-game season might look like. (Backhand Shelf)

Tampa Bay Lightning fans are planning a protest on Saturday, which would have been their season-opener. (Raw Charge)

Adrian Dater rambles about various lockout issues, with a lean toward Colorado Avalanche news. (Denver Post)

Ilya Kovalchuk rallied his team to a 4-2 win thanks to his hat trick. That team wasn’t the New Jersey Devils, of course. (Fire & Ice)

Roy MacGregor discusses the “game within a game” of being an NHL owner. (The Globe & Mail)

More experts agree that the lockout is ill-advised. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Minnesota Wild prospect Mikael Granlund is excelling now that he’s getting the green light to use his creativity. (Minnesota Star-Tribune)