Morning Skate: Monday, Dec. 2

Morning Skate: Monday, Dec. 2
December 2, 2013, 1:00 pm
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* A great piece on former Colorado Avalanche tough guy Scott Parker, who is battling the long term effects of post-concussion syndrome.
 
* Tim Thomas is not making any mysteries about his desire to play for Team USA in the Sochi Winter Olympics.

* Erik Karlsson applauds the great tribute and welcome for former teammate Daniel Alfredsson when he returned to Ottawa for the first time on Sunday.

* The Pittsburgh Penguins have long had difficulty containing their emotions on the ice and harnessing them into effective play, and Josh Yohe describes a conscious attempt by the team to fix that.
 
* James O’Brien from PHT chronicles the sitting of Tyler Seguin on Sunday with concussion-like symptoms. Nobody is sure exactly when it happened or how it happened, but the Stars are being cautious.
 
* Canada is very sad right now with the Maple Leafs and Senators really and truly struggling.
 
* Mark Divver has the lowdown on all of the Providence Bruins action from this weekend with his good, bad and ugly from Boston’s AHL club.

* For something completely different: Haven’t linked up a mailbag from Bill Simmons in a long time, so here you go with a Thanksgiving-style bag.