Morning Skate: Monday, Oct. 22

Morning Skate: Monday, Oct. 22
October 22, 2012, 6:21 pm
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If you have mixed feelings about NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr, this Globe and Mail piece will give you a much better idea of where the union leader is coming from as the NHL lockout rolls on.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Nick Cotsonika vents his frustration in his Yahoo! Sports column about both the NHL and NHLPA seemingly more concerned with winning the PR battle than grinding away toward a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. That sound you hear is hammer slamming on the head of the nail.

Fantastic column from the New York Post's Larry Brooks about the NHL labor dispute with an exchange from last weeks negotiation session between Jeremy Jacobs and Donald Fehr that youre not going to want to miss.

Interesting look from at the reasons behind such a long, drawn out process in getting to a new CBA for both sides, and how a profound lack of trust plays into everything.

Spector digs into the NHL lockout with some random thoughts, and he is dead on with his take on NHL players heading off to Europe. Dont understand why people would think that doesnt indicate solidarity.

Ryan Lambert wonders if cancelling close to 30 regular season games could be one of the best things that could happen to the NHL among his What we Learned pieces.

Dave Molinari from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wonders about the irreversible damage that the non-traditional hockey markets like Florida and Dallas might be suffering in this newest NHL lockout.

Apparently theres a kid in junior hockey named Connor McDavid and he is the next Sidney Crosby. Sound the hyperbole alarms!

For something completely different: Good take from Bruce Arthur about the Toronto side of manager John Farrell leaving the Blue Jays for a Red Sox managerial job that hes always wanted.