Morning skate: Friday, Oct. 12

Morning skate: Friday, Oct. 12
October 12, 2012, 4:33 pm
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The Days of YOrr" are so deep in their lockout hysteria theyve devoted a series of Photoshop masterpieces to last nights Opening Night that wasnt.

The Terry PegulaPenn State hockey marriage continues to go strong despite a horrendous year on the Nittany Lions campus.

Great feature piece by CSNChicago.com on Comcast SportsNet ChicagoNHL on NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk as he gets ready for induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame next week in Dallas.

Damien Cox nailed it in this column about a lockout thats going to slowly kill the NHL and its loyal fans if theyre not too careful.

Joe Thornton says that he expects to play the full season in Switzerland this year, and that casts some doubt about the direction of CBA negotiations.

The NHL lockout has been very good to one place: the Oklahoma City Barons. That AHL team is now loaded with young NHL talent from the Oilers that should dominate the league this season.

Rod Gilbert says that its time for the two sides to come to their senses and get a damn deal done to get the NHL regular season started.

Good piece by ESPN.coms Pierre Lebrun detailing what Kings GM Dean Lombardi had planned for the dreaded Stanley Cup hangover this season.

The city of Montreal has some lonely restaurants and some empty bars right now while the beloved Canadiens are being locked out by the NHL.

For something different: FOH (Friend of Haggs) Steve Buckley hits a home run calling out New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes for his stupid, insensitive tweet.