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PHT Morning Skate: Holiday cheer plus doom and gloom in the KHL


James OBrien

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.

Following up on the broader story of the ruble’s troubles impacting the KHL at large, there’s a more personal perspective. The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell caught up with KHL player Jeff Glass, who claims that players are getting “hosed” because of these problems. (The Hockey News)

The Milwaukee Admirals signed Ian White to a PTO. (Milwaukee Admirals)

Could Todd Nelson finally be the right person to motivate the Edmonton Oilers? (Sportsnet)

Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting an $18,000 Fantasy Hockey league for Thursday night’s NHL games. It’s just $2 to join and first prize is $2,000. Starts Thursday at 7pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.

Catching up on some insight from Bob McKenzie on NBCSN last night, he provided this take on Slava Voynov:

As well as this information regarding the way the NHL is handling the many mumps headaches:

Finally, the Florida Panthers have been handing out plenty of holiday cheer lately.

For one thing, there was “Chanukah on Ice,” which was documented in this photo gallery.


Over-sized Panthers players also visited Chris Evert Children’s Hospital to share some Christmas joy: