Morning Skate: Friday, January 4, 2013

Morning Skate: Friday, January 4, 2013
January 4, 2013, 6:22 pm
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Michael Grange is kicking the crap out of this NHL lockout, and does it again with a great piece on the salary cap floor and the disagreement between the two sides.

Stu Hackel from the Red Light blog says that the mistrust between the two sides is bedeviling the CBA talks.

Teemu Selanne predicts that the end of the NHL lockout will be coming at the beginning of next week. If Selanne says it then Ill believe it for now.

My good buddy Tim Panaccio in Philadelphia says that expectations are low for today when it comes to CBA talks, and the current sessions going on with a federal mediator.

Great piece by Elliotte Friedman, who says that the bitterness is growing during an NHL labor waiting game thats trying the patience of even those that love and worship the game.

A nice piece on a Boston Herald interns recent visit to Comcast SportsNet New Englands Burlington studios on a night when I was co-hosting Sports Tonight.

Gary Lawless says that a source is claiming Gary Bettman will pull the plunger on the season if a deal isnt close to completion late next week.

For something completely different: an Oral History of Good Will Hunting in Boston Magazine thats probably the most interesting thing youll read this week.