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PHT Morning Skate: Debating Rick Nash’s value

Rick Nash, Stephen Walkom

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Rick Nash (61) talks to referee Stephen Walkom during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The Blackhawks won 5-2. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


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.

Adrian Dater compares the 2004-05 lockout to next season’s potential work stoppage. (Sports Illustrated)

Is Rick Nash overrated? (SNY reacting to EJ Hradek) calls Martin Havlat the San Jose Sharks’ X-factor. (

Chris Roberts provides a comprehensive roundup of this summer’s free agent moves. (Litter Box Cats)

Linda Sparks provides a fascinating look into the history of women’s hockey. (On the Forecheck)

Eric Stephens takes a look at Bobby Ryan’s future with the Anaheim Ducks - assuming he has one, of course. (OC Register via Rotoworld)

“The death last week of the Rangers star Don Raleigh at 86 severed another of the last links to a long-vanished world of hockey where the ice was brown, chicken-wire fencing guarded the ends of the rink and a skinny player who developed a taste for opera could make it in the NHL.”

- Jeff Z. Klein (The New York Times)

Tim Panaccio’s take on the lockout. (