Morning Skate: Friday Oct. 19

Morning Skate: Friday Oct. 19
October 19, 2012, 5:48 pm
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Frank Seravalli says there is no sign of a thaw in the NHLs labor dispute as both sides dumped on each other Thursday. Thats what I would like to call the pessimistic view of things.
The Onion sports department decides that Sidney Crosbys brain injuries are a good excuse to make clumsy jokes about concussions. This is why Deadspin is winning.Andrei Markov causes a stir with his comments about the notion of staying behind in the KHL and Mother Russia when the lockout is over.
Good work by former Atlanta Thrashers employee Ben Write talking about life after working in pro sports, and how it can sometimes be better than lockout-worried employees can imagine.Elliotte Friedman gives his take on the NHL labor solution and says the ultimate answer could come from the American auto industry. Good take here and I have to believe that the NHLPAs willingness to combine a 5050 deal with the owners honoring all contracts will eventually broken a deal.
Former UMass-Lowell goalie Dwayne Roloson will join the RiverHawks coaching staff until the lockout ends. Thats a great gig for the veteran NHL goaltender and UMass-Lowell legend.For something completely different: an ESPN writer goes off on the ridiculous MLB media dress code instituted last season. I still shake my head at the 19th century ways of Major League Baseball, and the BBWAA group that willingly allowed all of this to happen.