Morning Skate: Tuesday, Nov. 13

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Morning Skate: Tuesday, Nov. 13

Rats in a wet paper bag. Michael Grange paints an interesting picture of the two parties at the center of the NHL CBA dispute.

Good feature on Providence Bruins bruiser Bobby Robins and his long trip back to the AHL and the Bruins organization.

The youngest Subban brother, Jordan, is the subject of this Buzzing the Net profile on up-and-coming CHL players eligible for the draft.

Nick Cotsonika from Yahoo! Sports laments that the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony was overshadowed by the NHL lockout proceedings.

The transcription of Toronto Globe and Mail columnist Roy MacGregors acceptance speech at the Hockey Hall of Fame. He also got in a nice dig at the lockout as the Elmer Ferguson honoree.

Interesting piece by Kevin Paul DuPont tracking down Mark Recchi, who says that the players need to start thinking about making a deal before things get worse in the CBA discussion. The counter-argument is that the NHLPA has continuously managed to get the NHL to negotiate against itself by continuing to hold their ground. I fully believe Steve Fehr when he says that the NHL has a date in mind to start the season, and were not quire there yet. Cant make a deal if one party isnt ready to start dancing quite yet, and the continued beating of the dead horse with the Paul Kelly situation is getting to be a little much. The reason Kelly was ousted from the NHLPA is because the players didnt feel he was going to get them the best deal possible, and Id have to say I agree with them in this case.

Pennsylvania high school rinks are being ordered to skip the National Anthem to save some money. How ridiculous is this immediately after Veterans Day? Some things are worth a lot more than a few bucks, and the Star-Spangled Banner is one of them.

For something completely different: a number of teams are lining up for Kevin Youkilis services, and the Red Sox dont appear to be one of them.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.