Morning Skate: Thursday, October 4


Morning Skate: Thursday, October 4

The NHL lockout? Its all about dollars and cents. To think anything else would be uncivilized according to the New York Post.

Good Will Hunting has gone all street hockey in my CSN partner Danny Picards documentary about the Southie 3-on-3 Street Hockey tournament. Entertaining stuff, but I was left disappointed when nobody dropped the How do you like them apples? bomb at some point in the proceedings. Check it out.

Stupidity and selfishness are defining the NHL labor talks at this point, and there doesnt seem to be any reason to think things are going to change. Thats a damned shame.

NHL players have stowed away rainy day funds with the idea that another year-long lockout could be happening if things dont break the right way over the next few months. It sounds like they certainly learned from last time.

The European trip plans of both Daniel Briere and Scott Hartnell are updated by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Tim Panaccio at

Good buddy Steve Dangle chronicles the war of words between Dallas Eakins and Don Cherry, and some of the truth behind Grapes battles with the Leafs organization over the years.

The fans have the power in this CBA battle, according to the Montreal Gazette, and its up to them to start using it to get what they want: NHL hockey back much sooner rather than later.

For something completely different: Apparently Liam Neeson isnt a big NFL football fan and probably shouldnt be put on live television anymore.

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1


Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.

Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.

David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.