Morning Skate: Saturday, June 23

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Morning Skate: Saturday, June 23

USA Todays Kevin Allen goes over the trades of the day from Day 2 of the NHL Draft in Pittsburgh.

Let it never be said that Brian Burke is afraid to draft a fellow Irishman on his Maple Leafs club.

The Washington Post chronicles a busy weekend for the Capitals, who did plenty to help themselves. They traded for skilled flop artist Michael Ribeiro and drafted rugged power forward Tom Wilson.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys say that the Florida Panthers wont be paying a lot or in Dale Tallons words giving up the farm -- to re-acquire Roberto Luongo.

Strange times in Anaheim: they trade Lubomir Visnovsky and Bobby Ryan basically says he wants out on the same day.

Looks like the New York Rangers will be letting one of their heart and soul guys go with the news that Brandon Prust isnt likely to come back.

Trouble already brewing for a Dane Cook sitcom vehicle that sounds like itll be dead on arrival. I can honestly say I never got Dane Cook or his humor.

Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

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Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina's national team.

Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.

His nation's career scoring leader with 55 international goals, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar.

Messi tells the Argentine network TyC Sports "the national team is over for me. It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."

Messi and Argentina lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final. They lost last year's Copa final to host Chile on penalty kicks.

The 29-year-old Messi has led Barcelona to four Champions League titles.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

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Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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