Morning Skate 128: All-Stars are taking over

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Morning Skate 128: All-Stars are taking over

Jeff Marek and Greg Wyshynski discuss the awkward moments from the NHL All-Star Draft that also make it so damned entertaining.

Wyshynski also has the story of TSN TV personality Dave Hodge getting a much-deserved reprimand from his bosses for tossing out an extremely irresponsible tweet at Tim Thomas family.

The beat goes on for Tim Thomas when hes pulled from All-Star media availability after answering questions for less than five minutes, and National Post columnist Bruce Arthur has the details.

Scott Hartnell and Joffrey Lupul are among a number of NHL players that are filming their lives for the NHLPA, and its all going to add up to an interesting project.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Director Donald Fehr both say that theres plenty of time for both sides to come together on a labor agreement with the new CBA up in September.

In a serious case of good news, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby resumes skating out in Los Angeles.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Frank Seravalli has a nice piece on good friends Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen heading to the NHL All-Star Game together.

The Ottawa Sun has the story on Daniel Alfredssons Senators teammates all wanting him to come back and play another season.

Brian Burke is officially drawing a line in the sand with Don Cherry. This ought to get interesting.

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Red Sox -- who came away with the top starting pitcher (David Price) and top reliever (Craig Kimbrel) last offseason -- apparently have done it again.

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Sox have acquired White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale for four prospects. Two have been identified (infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Michael Kopech) and two are as-yet unnamed:

More to come . . .