Morning Skate: Report says no talks with Kelly

Morning Skate: Report says no talks with Kelly
May 21, 2012, 5:11 pm
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ESPNBostons James Murphy checks in with Chris Kellys agent, and finds that theres been no movement between the Bruins and Kellys camp. Nothing to be overly concerned about given Bostons early dismissal from the playoffs, but there are a lot of reasons why Kelly might make it to July 1 as an unrestricted free agent before making a decision.

Shane Doan shows up big for the Phoenix Coyotes when they need him most in an elimination game. Good display of heart and determination by the longtime Coyotes captain with his two-goal performance.

The New York Post has a story on Chris Kreider letting his instincts take over during the Rangers playoff run as an effective rookie. Kreider would seem to have a bright future in Gotham.

Northern Ireland is catching the hockey bug. I saw it firsthand when the Bruins visited to play the Belfast Giants two years ago, and now theyll host the police and fireman games next year. Its a natural fit given how many Irish-American hockey families have embraced the game after leaving Ireland.

Zach Parise is back to his normal self with his team and the assembled media after blowing everyone off in a silent fury after a loss to the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

A funny anecdote from Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Bob Cole when he literally lost his pants in the announcers booth. Happens to the best of us on television.

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