Morning Skate: Wednesday, Dec. 26

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, Dec. 26

Pierre Lebrun with a solid list of 10 things the NHL could do to win back fans when the interminable lockout is finally over. Love the idea of free agency beginning right after the NHL Draft in June.

An epic line brawl in junior hockey taking place while Miley Cyrus Party in the USA is blaring within the arena. Thats as American as Apple Pie and Bald Eagles.

Nick Cotsonika has the top 5 NHL stories of 2012 in what represents the beginning of a slew of year-ending stories that will flood the web with nothing else to write about.

There once was a time when the NHL ruled on Christmas. Its been a long time, though, as the NBA has ruled on Dec. 25 for quite some time.

Could the Phoenix Coyotes actually turn a profit by not playing a single NHL game this season? That is one of the sad truths of this NHL lockout.

Edmonton Oilers wunderkind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins dominates in Team Canadas first game in the World Junior tournament.

Could the Stanley Cup be awarded to an amateur team this season if the NHL regular season never gets started?

For something different: CSNNE.com has put together a Whos Who list of 20 athletes under the age of 25 years old that are making a name for themselves in Boston. Check it out.

'Femi's fresh legs changed the tide' in Revs 2-1 over Sounders

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'Femi's fresh legs changed the tide' in Revs 2-1 over Sounders

Jays Heaps joins Revs Postgame Live to discuss his team being able to pull off the 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders.

Femi's goal gives Revolution 2-1 win over Sounders

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Femi's goal gives Revolution 2-1 win over Sounders

It's the Femi show in New England these days. 

The New England Revolution played out 2-1 winners against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium thanks to a late goal by rookie substitute Femi Hollinger-Janzen. The goal was his second in the Revs' past three games.

With the match knotted at one in the 80th minute, Femi, who entered the game four minutes earlier, received a toe poke pass from Lee Nguyen about 20 yards from goal. The rookie nearly fell over when taking his first touch, but regained his balance before blasting a low strike through traffic inside Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei's left post.

Seattle, missing Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez to international duty, jumped out to an early lead in the seventh minute thanks to homegrown product Aaron Kovar. Kovar, starting for the third time in the past four games, netted his first professional goal when he corralled a poor punch from Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth at the top of the box, crossed up a defender as he brought the ball down to his right foot, and slotted home inside the left post.

The Revolution equalized in the 24th minute thanks to a Lee Nguyen penalty.