Morning Skate: Thursday, September 27

Morning Skate: Thursday, September 27
September 27, 2012, 7:03 pm
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Elliotte Friedman asks the question of whether the RFA collusion admissions by Jimmy Devellano last week could become a leverage point for the NHLPA. Interesting point that many have often wondered.

Adam Proteau builds up his wish list for a new collective bargaining agreement over at the Hockey News. Plenty of logical, reasonable ideas in there, so theres little doubt the NHL will hate it.

The Nail Yakupov odyssey between the KHL and the Sarnia Sting continues thanks to Hockey Canada.

Sidney Crosby hopes to protect the respect of the fans and their love of the game throughout an NHL lockout that could try their patience.

John Davidson has left the St. Louis Blues organization and recently interviewed with the Columbus Blue Jackets for a front office position. The Blues are under new ownership, but thats still a regrettable thank you for a great year for hockey in St. Louis last season.

Jason Brough from Pro Hockey Talks has some thoughts from Don Cherry, and his disapproval of players heading over to Europe during the lockout and taking jobs away from other able-bodied players.

Bruins draft pick Seth Griffith was named OHL Player of the Week and continues to rack up big points in junior hockey.

For something different: people in Boston will probably be chanting Were No. 4 all day after reading this ranking of US cities.