Morning Skate: Monday, Sept. 17

Morning Skate: Monday, Sept. 17
September 17, 2012, 3:28 pm
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Bruce Arthur says that the NHL lockout was seven years in the making, and many feel this is simply Part II to the last lockout that cost an entire season of hockey.

James Mirtle puts together a procon list of reasons why the lockout will be short, and reasons why the season may be in jeopardy. What can I say? I like extremes.

Gary Bettman is speaking from the owners' hip pocket, according to a Columbus columnist that knows their year to host the NHL All-Star game might very well be in jeopardy.

Buffalo News writer John Vogl says there are plenty of victims of the work stoppage, and most of them arent being written or talked about.

Junior hockey enthusiast Dominic Tiano sits down with a billet family to give people a behind-the-scenes looks at how the dynamics work for a host family in junior hockey.

Larry Brooks takes out the carving knife in the New York Post and goes after the small-minded leadership within the NHL. That one is going to leave a mark.

Evgeni Malkin and many others are beginning a mass exodus of NHL players to Europe while theyre out a job in North American. It wont be long before many Bruins players follow suit and do the same thing.

Evander Kane signs a contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets just ahead of the NHL lockout, and was among the last to get in under the buzzer at slightly more than 5 million per season.

For something completely different: A deep look at the differing career paths of Taylor Kitsch and Jesse Plemons following their roles on Friday Night Lights, courtesy of Grantland.com.