Morning Skate: Monday, Dec. 3

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Morning Skate: Monday, Dec. 3

Victor Stalberg went an unorthodox route to the NHL by going from Europe to the University of Vermont to play college hockey, but its one that might be a pathway for many others coming from countries like Finland and Sweden.

New York Rangers owner James Dolan is locked out of the NHL playersowners meeting on Tuesday. Thats a shame because it feels like he is one of the owners that truly wants to get hockey back on the ice as soon as possible.

Nice piece at NESN about former BruinsSt. Johns Prep legend Bobby Carpenters daughter, Alex, taking on a starring role for the BC womens hockey team.

A good piece in the Ottawa Citizen about Senators season ticket holders beginning to get disillusioned with the NHL lockout, and finally walking away from their love affair with the league.

Michael Russo gets everybody up to date on all the happenings of the Minnesota Wild, just in case you were wondering.

Great job by Greg Wyshynski pinch-hitting for Puck Daddys What We Learned with a beauty of a Boston Bruins update. Game. Set. Match, Wysh.

Scott Burnside and Pierre Lebrun discuss the happenings of the week in the NHL CBA negotiations, and where we go from here.

For something completely different: a review of last nights half-season cliffhanger from The Walking Dead as they take a hiatus until February or so. Man, stuff got real in Woodbury.

Ortiz: 'Boston's always going to be a part of me'

Ortiz: 'Boston's always going to be a part of me'

David Ortiz reflects on some of the greatest moments of his career with the Red Sox, especially the 2004 and 2013 World Series victories and what they meant to the city of Boston.

David Ortiz: The rumor came out to damage my image, the city of Boston

David Ortiz: The rumor came out to damage my image, the city of Boston

David Ortiz speaks out about the accusations against him using PED's and if it will hurt his reputation and legacy with the Boston Red Sox.