Morning Skate: Monday, January 14, 2013

Morning Skate: Monday, January 14, 2013
January 14, 2013, 6:46 pm
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Vancouver GM Mike Gillies says that goaltender Roberto Luongos long term contract is friendly. He didnt, however, say who it was friendly to, which could make a big difference.

Speaking of goaltenders, heres Henrik Lundqvist playing Sweet Child O Mine on the Jimmy Fallon Show to usher in the NHL season.
 

You didnt expect Rangers coach John Tortorella to do handstands now that the lockout is over, did you?

Jarome Iginla is missing the beginning of Flames training camp due to a strained groin. It must be tough getting old.

Scott Gomez pulls a vanishing act in Montreal, and its quite possible hell never be heard from again in the NHL. Hes the bizarre first victim of the new CBA and the amnesty buyouts.
 

Frank Seravalli gives the details on journeyman goaltender Brian Boucher winding up with the Philadelphia Flyers once again. Somebody over on Broad Street really likes this guy.
 

Puck Daddy gives a look at 10 games on the new NHL schedule that everybody should have circled, highlighted or marked in red ink.
 

A behind-the-scenes look at the war thats going on at MLSE over the Toronto Maple Leafs, and in part led to the firing of GM Brian Burke.

 
For something completely different: Grantland.com has their list of top 10 sports apologies.