Morning Skate: Friday, August 24

Morning Skate: Friday, August 24
August 24, 2012, 4:06 pm
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FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jesse Spector talks NHL labor and continues to see an NHL Commissioner in Gary Bettman thats going to preside over another work stoppage the third of his illustrious career running hockey.

CSN Compatriot Kevin Kurz speaks with Jumbo Joe Thornton, who is hoping to avoid another lockout while also hedging his bets with a conditional contract to play in Switzerland if there is a lengthy work stoppage.

The Shane Doan decision one of the great summer cliffhangers -- appears to be wrapped up in the Sept. 15 collective bargaining deadline.

Former Bruins head coach Mike Keenan wants back into the NHL. Thats nice, Mike. Dont call us. Well call you.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys say that Henrik Zetterberg grew up enjoying Swedish Snowballs. I cant help but wonder if those snowballs similar to Devil Dogs, Ding Dongs or Yodels.

Gary Bettman said to the Toronto Sun that there is no alternate NHL schedule in the works should there be a lockout and regular season games will be missed. Also, Phoenix is still on the schedule. Insert laugh track here.

For something completely different: David Ortiz tried to cajole his teammates into attending the Johnny Pesky services on the flight home from New York City. Ortiz is one of the last links to the Red Sox teams that used to do things the right way. Its a sad state of affairs over at Fenway.