Morning Skate: Tuesday, Feb. 11

Morning Skate: Tuesday, Feb. 11
February 11, 2014, 10:00 am
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* Here's an oral history of the 2010 gold medal game in Vancouver between Canada and the US as told to FOH (Friend of Haggs) Scott Burnside. Just one of several great pieces on US hockey done by Burnside.
* Matt Duchene believes that playing in the Olympics will help him during the NHL stretch drive, as PHT’s Cam Tucker notes in this piece.
* The 1980 Miracle on Ice never gets old to talk about.
* The Boston Bruins hosted a “Casino Night” before breaking up for the Winter Olympics break.

* Randy Carlyle “sticks up” for Phil Kessel, as told to the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby.

* Arthur Staple from Newsday says that there’s little chance that Thomas Vanek and Andrew MacDonald are with the New York Islanders by the end of the season. Start your trade engines now.
* We have blog posts giving us updates about the status of the eye infections suffered by NBC Olympics host Bob Costas.
* For something completely different: It must be the Olympics if websites are wheeling out D.B. Sweeney to talk about his experience filming the figure skating movie, “The Cutting Edge.”