PHT Morning Skate: Where ‘coach’ Clowe isn’t too optimistic

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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.

Ryane Clowe says 95 percent of the players are on the same page (not Roman Hamrlik’s, that is). He also discusses being a coach and his fading optimism regarding the lockout. (The Mercury News)

New York Rangers players vented some locked-out frustrations following this weekend’s charity event. (NY Daily News)

Another columnist lays the blame at Gary Bettman’s feet. (Montreal Gazette via Kukla’s Korner)

Andrew Ladd casts a vote in favor of decertification. (QMI via James Mirtle)

Justin Williams wonder if the Los Angeles Kings will benefit from an unusual amount of rest for a defending champion. Let’s hope they don’t get a full season off. (Puck Daddy)

Looking back at the 1984-85 season, which featured an Edmonton Oilers championship and Mario Lemieux’s rookie year. (NHL.com)

Could Columbus’ canceled 2013 All-Star Game hurt Nashville’s chances of hosting one soon? (The Tennessean)

Obscure record alert: Jason Zucker matched the AHL’s record for the fastest OT goal. (Minnesota Star Tribune)