PHT Morning Skate: Where Briere and Giroux are dominating – for Berlin

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.

Daniel Briere (three goals and an assist) and Claude Giroux (three assists) had a “bear” of a game on Sunday. You’ll understand the bad pun more once you find out the team names, even if you won’t laugh anyway. (Rotoworld)

Larry Brooks puts pretty much all the lockout blame at the owners’ feet. (The New York Post)

Josh Yohe – a Pittsburgh beat writer – seems to lean toward Mario Lemieux in his impromptu comparison to Wayne Gretzky. Shocking. (Yohe’s sulia)

Puck Daddy gives fans a chance to vent once more. (Puck Daddy)

A Boston Bruins blog asks a Los Angeles Kings blog 10 questions. Yup, it’s the lockout. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Kyle Quincey explains his decision to play in the Central Hockey League. (The Denver Post)

Adrian Dater’s reasons why the next post-lockout situation might not be as cozy for the NHL as the last one ended up being. (Dater’s sulia)

The prospect-heavy Oklahoma City Barons are learning that they’re (gasp) going to have to work a little bit to win. (The Edmonton Journal)

Mike Modano reflects on being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and talks about his future a bit, too. (ESPN)

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