Morning Skate: Tuesday, April 3


Morning Skate: Tuesday, April 3

Good story by Marc Spector on what exactly entails The Quiet Room" that players retreat after theyve feared suffering a concussion

The Wall Street Journal has another embarrassing piece on the New York Islanders with the hockey club disassociating themselves from Isles legend Pat Lafontaine.

Carey Price is suffering headaches in Montreal. Id have a headache too if I played for the Canadiens right about now.

The Buffalo Sabres continue to play hard and grind asthey attempt to back into the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, but it wont be easy.

Teemu Selanne says that the Ducks have a good team. Teemu is great at scoring goals, and not so skilled when it comes to evaluating hockey teams.

The Ottawa Sun has the Senators players, coaches and executives believing they can do some damage in the playoffs. The Bruins might have a thing or two to say about that.

Childrens singer Raffi debuts a hockey song that is sure to be a big hit among the blood-and-guts hockey crowd. How about Lindy Ruff, the Magic Dragon?

For something different: Brewzer, the unofficial mascot of Red Sox spring training, passed away a few weeks ago and the Ft. Myers complex is a much lonelier place for it.

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.