PHT Morning Skate: Even Nathan MacKinnon is fed up with the lockout

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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.

Even potential 2013 first overall pick Nathan MacKinnon is tired of hearing about the lockout at this point. (MacKinnon Twitter’s page)

Martin St. Louis isn’t going overseas to play anytime soon, even after his self-imposed Thanksgiving deadline. (Tampa Bay Online)

Ben Kuzma wonders if the Vancouver Canucks might lack a piece or two in “their top-six mix” once the lockout ceases. (Vancouver Province)

Players such as Steven Stamkos hope they can win fans back whenever the work stoppage ends. (Puck Daddy)

Barry Rozner believes that the lockout is dragging on – and negotiations are stalling – because Gary Bettman made “promises” to owners that he can’t keep. (Chicago Daily Herald via Kukla’s Korner)

Lars Eller’s reflects on the lockout and biding his time in Finland. (Montreal Gazette)

The latest entry in the “columns that find silver linings in the lockout” category. (Mile High Hockey)

NHL.com’s AHL roundup shines a spotlight on Robin Lehner’s strong recent play. (NHL.com)