Morning Skate: Friday, Sept. 14

Morning Skate: Friday, Sept. 14
September 14, 2012, 6:06 pm
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Interesting read on Deadspin about a book chronicling Gary Bettman thats about to come out with another NHL lockout looming. Boy, that timing is awfully interesting isnt it? The passage details how Bettman spent the time while Vancouver was burning after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Former Montreal Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden weighs in on the NHL lockout and comes away feeling that both sides are in need of a lesson in deal-making.

Adam Proteau says that NHL general managers are smart to wait and sign players under a new Collective Bargaining Agreement where the years and AAV will presumably come down along with the salary cap.

Marc Spector speaks with an economist that surmises that the preponderance of NHL work stoppages is the direct result of bad leadership.

Martin Brodeur may play overseas if theres no NHL to start the season in October. Youve got to wonder how many players like Brodeur could potentially have their careers end prematurely if the league loses an entire season.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle takes a look at the 1 billion gap between the NHL and NHLPA after their most recent offers, and what it might take to finally get a deal made to save the hockey season.

Elliotte Friedman asks an interesting question: should Gary Bettman consider stepping away from CBA negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA given the burgeoning bad blood flowing from each side.

For something completely different: blogger Eric Wilbur gets out the carving knife with the Red Sox ownership amid the rumors of a potential sale of the Sox franchise.