PHT Morning Skate: Where we check in on locked-out players in Europe, AHL

8 Comments

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.

Tomas Plekanec warns top Canadiens’ prospect Alex Galchenyuk that he shouldn’t let the hype go to his head. (Montreal Gazette)

A look at how some of the locked-out Edmonton Oilers are doing in Europe. (Edmonton Sun)

Meanwhile Taylor Hall, Taylor Fedun and Tyler Pitlick are all looking very good for the Oilers in the AHL. (Edmonton Journal)

The lockout has led to a defensive logjam with the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has been excelling with KHL Yaroslavl Lokomotiv. (Sportsnet)

The Columbus Blue Jackets lost the 2013 NHL All-Star Game, but they’ll probably be the first to host the event after the lockout. However, that means the Nashville Predators, who might have been next up to host the game, will have to wait. (The Tennessean)