Morning Skate: Thursday, December 27

Morning Skate: Thursday, December 27
December 27, 2012, 5:16 pm
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 A look into the 2013 crystal ball for the Edmonton Oilers, who have a future so bright theyve got to wear shades.

 Great story about Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges, who took to twitter to set up an outdoor pickup hockey game with hockey fans in the Montreal area. Thats exactly the kind of spirit loving the game that players need to continue displaying as things get tough in negotiations.

 A great piece by the USA Todays Kevin Allen about a 40-year-old hockey player that continues to keep the dream alive skating in the ECHL, and has never played a single game at the NHL level.

 Jason Pominville nets the game-winner against Team Canada in the Spengler Cup, and Tyler Seguin pots the only goal for Team Canada against Dennis Seidenbergs Mannheim team.

 Good stone, cold business look at the local businesses impacted by the NHL lockout, and that includes the parking garage under TD Garden thats being leased by Delaware North.

 The NHL lockout has finally made me crack. I definitely threatened Santa Claus with a punch to the mouth while hosting Sports Tonight last night with Gary Tanguay.

 For something completely different: The Grantland.com staff gives their predictions for things that will come to pass during the 2013 calendar year. Im holding out hope for the big Lisa Bonet comeback.