Morning Skate: Monday, October 1


Morning Skate: Monday, October 1

Krys Barch has a glass of wine, sits by the fire and embarks on an epic twitter rant against the NHL owners and Gary Bettman that New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello cant be happy about.

Some have slammed Barch for being a whiny millionaire with poor grammar, but it sounded to me like a hockey player thats pained by something he loves being taken from him.

Some -- like Puck Daddy blogger Greg Wyshynski -- are also calling it a Jerry McGuire moment for the rest of the NHL players when their resolve is going to begin getting tested in early October.

Chris Kreider opens up in AHL training camp with the Connecticut Whale like so many other young NHL stars across the hockey world.

An interesting look at how the story developed that eventually led Detroit Red Wings executive Jimmy Devellano to get fined 250,000 for calling the NHL players cattle and the NHL owners The Ranch. The story all began with an innocent comment on Facebook.

Per the boys at Pro Hockey Talk, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle are looking at the bright side while skating in the AHL while the NHL is on lockout.

A Q and A with a labor lawyer posted on gives all the ins and outs of the lockout, and the reasons behind it.

Heading to Europe for the chance to play hockey offers a different experience for each of the NHL players headed there during the lockout.

Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster looking and scouring for more grit when the NHL finally goes return for the regular season.

For something completely different: Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a candid interview about his life and his mistakes in marriage, and he doesnt seem like a guy thats all that regretful. I would have loved if he just yelled Get to the Chopper! in the middle of the interview.

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.

*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.

*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.

*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.

*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.

*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres

*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.