Morning Skate: Wednesday, Nov. 7


Morning Skate: Wednesday, Nov. 7

Don Cherry openly wonders why Roberto Luongo would welcome the chance to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs when its just like playing for Vancouver except monumentally worse. The Pro Hockey Talk boys have the story.

This happened a couple of weeks back, but we wanted to recognize Claude Julien doing a good deed during the lockout. In this case the Bruins coach worked behind the bench for a lucky youth hockey team from Winthrop.

An interesting Globe and Mail piece about the deal-maker from Calgary, Murray Edwards.

Tony Gallagher is mad as hell that they even planned a Winter Classic this season with the labor issues looming, and hes not going to take it anymore.

Roy MacGregor is being recognized with the Elmer Ferguson Award, and heres a fitting piece to go along with the honor.

Interesting item from the Edmonton Journal breaking down the possibilities for a shortened season. Still hearing that if the NHL starts on Dec. 1 that it will be a 64-game season. But that is clearly subject to change depending on how many games the league wants to shoehorn in.
Elliotte Friedman says silence is golden for the NHL and its players as they finally get some traction in CBA talks, among his other thoughts or course.
For something completely different: Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Beverly Hills 90210 actress Emma Caulfield is doing video reviews of Walking Dead episodes. Ill buy that for a dollar.

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.

*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.

*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.

*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.

*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.

*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres

*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.



Mike Gorman: 'No thanks on Carmelo Anthony to the Celtics'

Mike Gorman: 'No thanks on Carmelo Anthony to the Celtics'

The New York Knicks arrive in Boston tonight with the accompanying "Melo-drama" of Carmelo Anthony's disintegrating relationship with team president Phil Jackson.

Anthony would have to waive his no-trade clause to leave New York and Boston has been an oft-rumored destination. 

On "The Toucher and Rich Show", the longtime voice of the Celtics, Mike Gorman, said he hopes it doesn't happen. 

"I don't get it. I don't see it," Gorman said. "He's a ball stopper. One of the things that always intrigued me about Carmelo is when he's played with Team USA or an Olympic team, often he's the best player. Then you go and see him in a regular-season game and you say, 'Oh no, no."'