PHT Morning Skate: Where Selanne thinks the lockout is in its last days

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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.

Daniel Alfredsson is thrilled to see Sweden going to the Gold Medal Game in the 2013 World Junior Championship after earning a 3-2 shootout victory against Russia. (Ottawa Citizen)

Teemu Selanne recently predicted that the lockout would end on Monday Jan. 7. (Sportsnet)

The Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers have decided that defensemen Brendon Nash and Jason DeSantis should swap AHL teams. DeSantis will now play for the Canadiens’ Hamilton Bulldogs while Nash will skate with the Panthers’ San Antonio Rampage. (AHL.com)

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are continuing to work out in the hope that there will be a shortened season. (Sportsnet)

Alex Galchenyuk has done a great job representing Team USA in the World Junior Championship. He’s been popular with the media in Ufa due to his Russian ancestry and the fact that he can speak both Russian and English. (Calgary Sun)

Toronto Maple Leafs blueliner Jake Gardiner is still recovering from concussion and whiplash symptoms in the AHL. He’s been out for three weeks, but the good news is he’s started to do light workouts. (Toronto Sun)