Morning Skate: Thursday, August 30

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Morning Skate: Thursday, August 30

Allan Muir from Sports Illustrated says there has been little progress in the proposals between the NHL and the NHLPA in their CBA stare-down.

All these years later Jared Knight reflects on a YouTube video that put him on the prospect map when he was being ignored by the Central Scouting Department, and looks forward to a future with the Bruins. Good piece by the National Post.

NBC Sports is concerned about a potential NHL work stoppage, according to the Sherman Report. No surprise there.

Adam Proteau from the Hockey News looks at the top 10 roster spots that need to be addressed when the NHL does finally get underway. Spoiler Alert: Youll never guess which goaltender graces the list.

Jordan Eberle and the Edmonton Oilers are working on a contract extension for another one of their talented, young players.

A group of hockey greats get together to remember and reminisce about the Summit Series anniversary an epic tilt between Canada and Russia that took place 40 years ago.

Rob Rossi has the low-down on Evgeni Malkin and a group of NHL players beginning to look at their alternatives for jobs while the NHL and NHLPA hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement with an expected lockout on deck.

For something completely different: apparently Kelly Taylor did choose Dylan in the end for all you Beverly Hills 90201 fanatics.

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Rangers in trouble?

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Rangers in trouble?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while ready for the Chris Sale era to begin with the Red Sox in a 1975 throwback uniform at Fenway’s opening day.

*Larry Brooks says that the New York Rangers are in “deep trouble” despite all of the goals that they’re scoring, and here’s why.

*The New York Islanders are playing with fire when it comes to John Tavares potentially leaving if they can’t find a running mate for him.

*Good piece from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Marc Spector about Kris Russell defying the analytical critics with his work for the Edmonton Oilers.

*Scary scene with the New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks where Taylor Hall knocked out Philip Larsen with a hit, and then touched a brawl where the unconscious Larsen was kicked in the head a couple of times.

*Here’s some very good news about former B’s forward Craig Cunningham, who has begun communicating with his AHL teammates through Facetime calls and is alert, joking and sounding like somebody that’s starting to make a slow recovery from whatever mysterious thing caused him to collapse prior to a Roadrunners game.

*Flyers D-man Shayne Gostisbehere has made such a splash with the Broad Street Bullies that he’s got a “Ghost Bear” beer named after him.

*For something completely different: The first trailer for "Spider Man: Homecoming" is going to be shown during Jimmy Kimmel, and it’s looking pretty cool in this snippet.