Morning Skate: Tuesday, Dec. 4

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Morning Skate: Tuesday, Dec. 4

St. Louis BluesNHL writer Andy Strickland has low expectations for Tuesdays meeting between six NHL owners and a large contingent of NHL players.
 
This is a solid Christmas present for all of the diehard hockey fans out there. Very tastefully done in black and white courtesy of Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy.

Nice job by CHNs Joe Meloni on a Bruins draft pickBU defenseman as he excels in his freshman season with the Terriers.
 
Elliotte Friedman with a good piece on the different opinions surrounding the CBA negotiations as fresh voices enter the NHL fray. Lets all hope that it makes a big difference.

For those needing a Patrice Bergeron fix, here is the Bruins center talking about his experiences while playing in Switzerland over the last few months.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tops the list of players invited to the Canadian World Junior team tryoutsselection camp. That list also included Bs prospects Dougie Hamilton and Malcolm Subban.  

For something completely different: More Americans are using less of their allotted vacation time. No kidding.