Morning Skate: The force is strong with the ECHL

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Morning Skate: The force is strong with the ECHL

The Dallas Stars media thinks the second half of their season should just be renamed Bachman Goaltender Overdrive.

Ryan Lambert has five Calgary Flames-related things to think about with the Mike Cammalleri deal still percolating all around him.

Pierre Lebrun with a nice piece at ESPN.com detailing how the Battle of Ontario finally means something in the hockey world again.

Patrick Kane tells the Buffalo News that he wants Sabres fans to start laying off Ryan Miller and his affinity for skinny jeans.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly tells the Globe and Mail that nothing is set in stone with the Leafs and Wings for next years Winter Classic. Dont forget that the Capitals had the rug pulled out from under them a couple of years ago when they thought it was a done deal at Fenway Park.

The New York Rangers ownership thinks the Blueshirts are destined for the Stanley Cup Finals, and John Tortorella thinks its time to slow down.

An Ontario hockey team is all set to hold a Star Wars Night and my only regret is that I wont be able to make it. May the Force be with them.

For something completely different: an article detailing how the Worldwide Leader may be getting a little too big for their own britches.

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Report: Celtics secure meeting with Dwight Howard

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Report: Celtics secure meeting with Dwight Howard

In February, the Boston Celtics were involved in trade deadline talks with the Houston Rockets involving center Dwight Howard.

It appears the team still has interest in the free-agent big man. 

According to ESPN, the Celtics have secured a meeting with Howard after July 1.

Howard, 30, became a free agent after declining a player option that would have paid him more the $23 million in 2016-17 

Shaughnessy: Red Sox have a chance to flip this around

Shaughnessy: Red Sox have a chance to flip this around

Mike Felger and Dan Shaughnessy discuss the Boston Red Sox bouncing back from their slump with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays.