Morning Skate: Monday, December 12

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Morning Skate: Monday, December 12

A nice review of Rob Simpsons new and improved Black and Gold book with new chapters about the Premiere Games and Stanley Cup championship. Its a great Christmas present for any Bruins fan out there and I cant recommend it enough.

Video of Justin Bieber showing off his shootout moves, and giving proof that he is, in fact, Canadian.

Jesse Spector of the Sporting News talks about the Florida Panthers holding practice in Central Park.

Nikita Filatov is off to Russia with something that is not much resembling love from the Ottawa Senators.

Sidney Crosby is having concussion issues again, and thats a bad sign for the Penguins and the NHL. In fact there is video from Crosby post-practice where he points to a David Krejci elbow to the head as the probable blow that knocked him back out of the lineup.

Sean Couturier loves the opportunity to man the top center spot for the Philadelphia Flyers with Claude Giroux down and out.

For something completely different: Charlie Pierce crushes it while destroying both Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of American for their silly missives about dress codes about big league ballparks.

OFFSEASON

Report: Celtics secure meeting with Dwight Howard

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Report: Celtics secure meeting with Dwight Howard

In February, the Boston Celtics were involved in trade deadline talks with the Houston Rockets involving center Dwight Howard.

It appears the team still has interest in the free-agent big man. 

According to ESPN, the Celtics have secured a meeting with Howard after July 1.

Howard, 30, became a free agent after declining a player option that would have paid him more the $23 million in 2016-17 

Shaughnessy: Red Sox have a chance to flip this around

Shaughnessy: Red Sox have a chance to flip this around

Mike Felger and Dan Shaughnessy discuss the Boston Red Sox bouncing back from their slump with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays.