Morning Skate: Thursday, October 25


Morning Skate: Thursday, October 25

President Obama tells the NHL to get something done and end the lockout while hes on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Obama approval ratings skyrocketing in hockey fan demographic.

The New York Rangers see no reason to worry about the Islanders moving into Brooklyn, and nor should they. comrade Tim Panaccio has the rundown of the last 24 hours in lockout news with the witching day for an 82-game regular season upon us.

Niklas Kronwall thinks there is a deal to be made to save the NHL season, and there are many of that opinion. Unfortunately neither of them are named Bettman or Fehr at this point.

Is Patrick Kane really bringing his mother with him to Switzerland? Thats pretty amazing and maybe a good sign for the KaneSeguin tandem.

Its been an emotional ride for Boston native Chris Nilan as he watches the Last Gladiators movie make the rounds in Canada.

The reality of a shortened season is sinking in with the Winnipeg Jets as Thursday appears to be passing by without so much as a negotiation between the two sides.

For something completely different: its good to see Bruins media colleague Fluto Shinzawa getting in touch with his culinary side during the NHL lockout. This is a great read.

Pierce laughs at Ryan-Brady matchup; LeBron praises Blount

Pierce laughs at Ryan-Brady matchup; LeBron praises Blount

LeBron James and Paul Pierce were among those to voice their support for the Patriots during their AFC Championship win over the Steelers Sunday night at Gillette Stadium. 

Pierce seemingly took a playful jab at Matt Ryan after tweeting throughout the Pats’ win. Pierce posted multiple pictures of himself during the AFC Championship, tweeting at the end of the game that he didn’t love the former BC quarterback’s odds against Tom Brady. 

James, meanwhile, gave props to Pats running back LeGarrette Blount, who had a rushing touchdown in the third quarter.