Morning Skate: Monday, Sept. 2

Morning Skate: Monday, Sept. 2
September 2, 2013, 11:45 am
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* The Chicago Blackhawks sign Corey Crawford to a six-year contract extension. Stan Bowman better make sure that Crawford doesn’t sign the contract with his glove hand. We’ve seen how that goes.

* Stephen Whyno projects the Team USA roster for the Winter Olympics in Sochi after attending the Team USA orientation camp in Washington D.C.
 
* 98.5 the Sports Hub hockey analyst Bob Beers is optimistic about the prospects for the Bruins during the 2013-14 hockey season.
 
* Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean says that selecting a new captain, to replace Daniel Alfredsson, isn’t a democratic process.

* Ryan Lambert takes a spin around the NHL in “What We’ve Learned”, and blames the owners for all of those teams that are bumped up against the salary cap ceiling.
 
* An interesting profile on Karl Subban, the 55-year-old Ontario educator that raised a family full of hockey superstars.
 
* For something completely different: Outkast fans will be happy with the way things went in the Battle of the Best Song of the Millennium.