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.

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

BOSTON - Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers:

QUOTES:

"He pitched as we had anticipated at the time of the trade.'' - John Farrell on Drew Pomeranz.

"I had a good curveball and I was locating my fastball a lot better. I was in a lot better counts all night, but I made one pitch that hurt us.'' - Pomeranz on his outing.

"He was able to limit the damage against a very good offensive team. He pitched well enough to win. I just wish we could have put more runs on the board for him.'' - Jackie Bradley Jr. on Pomeranz.

 

NOTES:

* Until Monday night, the Red Sox had won their last six series openers.

* Drew Pomeranz has allowed four or fewer hits in 12 of his 18 starts this season.

* Eleven of Travis Shaw's last 15 hits have been for extra bases.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. had his 25th multi-hit game.

* Sandy Leon is hitting .500 (11-for-22) with runners in scoring position.

* The Red Sox are 21-21 in games decided by two or fewer runs.

* Dustin Pedroia (walk, single) has reached base in 28 straight games.

* Xander Bogaerts has 133 hits through 97 games. Since 1940, only Wade Boggs (134 in 1983; 135 in 1987) and Adrian Gonzalez (135 in 2011) had more.

STARS:

1) Justin Verlander

Verlander has enjoyed a bounce-back season of sorts this year, and the Red Sox got to see it up close Monday night as Verlander limited them a single run over six innings.

2) Jose Iglesias

The former Red Sox shortstop haunted his old team with a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Tigers ahead to stay.

3) Drew Pomeranz

The lefty absorbed the loss, but pitched well enough to win, giving up two runs in six innings while striking out seven.