Morning Skate: Monday, January 2

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Morning Skate: Monday, January 2

Cam Neely wants to see the Bruins return to the Winter Classic, and would welcome HBO's cameras into the locker room.

Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated says that the Winter Classic is the NHLs little white lie. Somebody had to be the guy, and Farber decided to cannonball into the pool.

Brian Boyle tells story of growing up in Hingham and playing pond hockey before getting ready for the Winter Classic.

Brad Marchand is Yahoo! Sports Hockey Man of the Year in their 2011 Alternative Year in Hockey Awards. Good times.

A little brawling in the Winter Classic alumni game never hurt anybody, so it happened this season.

A great piece by the New York Times on Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider and his ties to the identity of the Flyers organization.

Perhaps 2012 will be a little more generous in all categories, but then again perhaps it wont.

Celtics' team plane receives bomb threat

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Celtics' team plane receives bomb threat

BOSTON -- There was a bomb threat to the Boston Celtics’ team plane to Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured.

The incident will be investigated by NBA security which will work in conjunction with the FBI on this matter which was one of several hoaxes called into airports across the country on Saturday.

News of the bomb threat was first known when Celtics forward Jae Crowder posted an Instagram photo showing players departing the plane with the caption, “BOMB THREAT ON US”.

Celtics officials declined to comment on the matter and instead referred all bomb threat-related questions to the league office.

Messages to the league office were not immediately returned.