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PHT Morning Skate: Where the Red Wings are reportedly interested in Bouwmeester

Pavel Datsyuk, Jay Bouwmeester

Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to control the puck next to Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Calgary Flames at Joe Louis Arena on November 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (November 2, 2011 - Source: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America)

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.

Detroit Red Wings prospects Calle Jarnkrok and Teemu Pulkkinen will spend the 2012-13 campaign in Europe. (Red Wings Official Twitter Feed)

Speaking of the Red Wings, they’re reportedly talking to the Calgary Flames about the possibility of acquiring Jay Bouwmeester. (

Mark Spector weighs in on the ongoing CBA negotiations. Among other things, he thinks the notion that “both sides are doing everything they can to avoid a lockout” is a myth. (Sportsnet)

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said on Thursday that the owners don’t plan to play next year under the current CBA, which is set to expire on Sept. 15. Tampa Bay’s B.J. Crombeen categorized that as “something you don’t want to hear,” but he still seems optimistic. (Tampa Bay Times)

The New Jersey Devils might still re-sign Petr Sykora. (Tom Gulitti)

Christian Hanson, who signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Boston Bruins, says it’s “do or die time” for him. He’s 26 and has played in 42 NHL games. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)