PHT Morning Skate: Joffrey Lupul is bumming out about the Winter Classic

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.

Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul says he’ll be bummed out if/when the Winter Classic is canceled. (Toronto Sun)

A former Halifax Mooseheads defenseman is suing the CHL for lost wages. This might get ugly for the junior league. (Toronto Star)

Dan Ellis had himself a rough night in the AHL giving up five goals in a 5-4 loss. On the upside, Hurricanes stud defenseman Justin Faulk stayed red hot. (

Leafs 2012 first-round pick Morgan Rielly is really busting his hump to be an impact player right away. (Toronto Sun)

Could NHL players be “fired” if they’re injured playing abroad? (TSN)

Elliotte Friedman points out the parallels between the NBA lockout last year and the NHL lockout this year are eerily similar. (CBC)

Nail Yakupov and Evgeni Malkin had themselves a monster day in the KHL. (The Leafs Nation)

It’s Day 47 of the lockout which means we’re all feeling like Alexander Radulov after a late night in Scottsdale during the playoffs: Hungover.

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