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The Edmonton Oilers’ Ales Hemsky celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Ulan)


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. catches up with the participants from the 1987 Canada Cup in a “where are they now?” feature. (

Mike Heika has the year-by-year breakdown of Kari Lehtonen’s contract. It didn’t even mock the now-expired CBA, either. (Dallas Morning News)

Cool note via Joe Pelletier: The Globe & Mail opened up its 1972 Summit Series archives for your reading - and lockout lull killing - pleasure. (Greatest Hockey Legends/The Globe & Mail)

Sean Gentille provides a roundup of team letters to fans. (The Sporting News via Kukla’s Korner)

Helpful advice from Sandie Gauthier: cancel your Game Center Live or NHL Center Ice packages just in case they auto-renew, so you’re not paying for locked out coverage. You can always sign up when/if the season starts up again, after all. (Mile High Hockey)

Ales Hemsky is reportedly “eying” a return to the Czech Republic. (Calgary Sun)

George Richards discusses how the lockout might put a damper on the Florida Panthers’ long-awaited resurgence. (Miami Herald)

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s take on the lockout. (St. Petersburg Times)