Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 24

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Marblehead native and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider is considering jobs in Europe at this point, but it still remains a challenge for North American goalies to find work overseas.

Ty Anderson of Hockeybuzz.com reminisces about Marc Savards time with the Bruins as he continues to struggle with post-concussion syndrome.

Joe Yerdon and the Pro Hockey Talk crew has the details on the New York Islanders moving to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center in 2015.

John Davidson is ready to take the reins in Columbus, but now hes been overshadowed by the Islanders move.

Damien Cox lays the hammer down with the NHL lockout as much ado about wasting our time.

This is a spoof article, but would have been funny had it truly taken place between a blogger and Ben Eager.

Pierre Lebrun cuts through the bull as he attempts to find a solution that can work for both the NHL and NHLPA.

According to the Ottawa Sun, the Senators werent among the players called by team executives during the approved 48-hour window last week.

For something completely different: A gallery of geekfest items being auctioned off from Curt Schillings house, including swords and war hammers among other things.

Ainge: McHale's clothesline on Rambis was 'sweet'

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Ainge: McHale's clothesline on Rambis was 'sweet'

If you know anything about basketball in the 1980s and early 1990s, you know it was a physical game. And in the playoffs, that physicality multiplied.

The Boston Celtics were no exception to that. There are countless highlights of Celtics players getting into it with their opponents, but perhaps the most famous incident was when Kevin McHale clothelined the Lakers' Kurt Rambis in Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was a member of that team, and discussed that play on Thursday morning with the guys from the Toucher and Rich Show.

“I remember that we were at shootaround the morning of the Kevin McHale / Kurt Rambis clothesline incident,” Ainge said. “They had just beat us by 30 . . . it was Hollywood showtime Lakers all the way and we were humiliated. We came to practice the next day and we had some guys chirping about that, like, ‘We have to take some hard fouls. We cannot let these guys fast break over us and dunk on us in transition. We have to take some hard fouls.’ And I said to the whole team, I like screamed at them, I said, ‘Hey listen, I’m booed in every arena in this league because I’m the only guy who takes hard fouls. I need some of you guys to take some hard fouls. And sure enough Kevin clothelined Kurt Rambis and that was sweet.”