Morning Skate: Thursday, January 10

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Morning Skate: Thursday, January 10

 An NHLBruins resurrection party taking place on Jan. 17 at the Harp. Sounds like it should be a good little hockey love-in for the diehard Bruins fans out there.

 What will the Rangers do with Wade Redden? What will Redden do with himself if hes back in the NHL? Interesting questions abound.

 

 If you are a glutton for hating the Canucks, heres the Green Men podcast for your perusal.

 

 Jonathan Toews questions the length of the NHL lockout just as players around here have been doing all week. Its definitely a legit point.

 

 Dustin Byfuglien is feeling just fine after the lockout layover and says his conditioning wont be an issue. What the Winnipeg Jets coaching staff thinks might be a different story altogether.

 

 If you havent already please like the Turk: the Movie Facebook page and support the efforts to make a film about Derek Sandersons life. It sounds like its going to be a pretty awesome flick when its said and done, and Ed Burns has already signed on to play Sandersons dad.

 

 Scott Hartnell enjoyed himself during the NHL lockout. Scott Hartnell enjoys himself no matter where he goes.

 

 For something completely different: A Baseball Hall of Fame ballot discussion with Jonah Keri.

Fridays' Patriots-Ravens practice report: Richards returns to the field

Fridays' Patriots-Ravens practice report: Richards returns to the field

Friday's practice participation/injury report for Monday night's Patriots-Ravens game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder)
DB Jordan Richards (knee)
LB Elandon Roberts (hamstring)
DB Eric Rowe (hamstring)
WR/SpT Matthew Slater (foot)

BALTIMORE RAVENS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Crockett Gilmore (thigh)
LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related)
RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh)
C Jeremy Zuttah (not injury related)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Alex Lewis (ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Among the reactions to the news that Bobby Valentine was possibly being considered to be the US amassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s administration was this beauty from Kevin Youkilis. 

Valentine famously called out Youkilis early in his stormy tenure as Red Sox manager in 2012. Remember? "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Bobby V said of Youk at the time. 

The Red Sox traded Youkilis to the White Sox for two not-future Hall of Famers, outfielder Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, later that season.

Youkilis, now Tom Brady’s brother-in-law by the way, had a 21-game stint playing in Japan in 2014 before retiring from baseball.