Morning Skate: Tuesday, April 17


Morning Skate: Tuesday, April 17

The Pittsburgh Penguins are behind suspensions for James Neal and Arron Asham, and Mario Lemieux is embarrassed by his teams play. Has the world gone crazy?

TSNs Bob McKenzie is still the best in the biz when he hits the keyboard and here he profiles Henrik Lundqvist.

Bruce Arthur says the NHL is reaping rewards as the bodies hit the floor in the war of attrition known as the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys have Kevin Dineen ripping the ice at the Prudential Center while the Florida Panthers attempt to excel in New Jersey.

Daniel Sedin is returning to the Vancouver Canucks, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Dave Waddell says that the NHL playoffs are hitting a rough patch, and the reviews are mixed on whether thats a good thing.

Alex Radulov is struggling to find his scoring touch with the Nashville Predators after coming over from the KHL.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.