Morning Skate: Tuesday, July 10

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Morning Skate: Tuesday, July 10

Some good insight into the CBA negotiations by the New York Times hockey blog with long-term contracts pointed at as one of the problems.

Mike from Attleboro has a problem with Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli: stop me if youve heard this one before.

Justin Bourne posts a blog on his Backhand Shelf blog that teaches us everything we need to know about the ECHL. And he certainly knows of what he speaks.

Rogers Sportsnet looks at the best 15 remaining free agents in the crop available to NHL teams.

The Washington Times chronicles the first day of the Adam Oates era with the Capitals during a development camp practice.

Mike Russo continues to put together some interesting pieces on the raised expectations in Minnesota with the signing of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.

Shane Doan is in a holding pattern when it comes to the Phoenix Coyotes, and his mutual interest for nearly all the other teams in the Western Conference.

The largest English-speaking sports radio station on Montreal, TSN 990, appears to be in danger of moving to an all-French format in the near future. Its too bad as many good hockey people could be out of jobs.

The Winners and Losers in this weeks Fischler Report. If there are Bruins mentioned they are sure to be losers in Stan Fischlers book. Take that to the bank.

For something completely different: a midseason report card for the Boston Red Sox as detailed by insider Sean McAdam.

Haggerty: Think this is the final nail in the coffin for Claude Julien

Haggerty: Think this is the final nail in the coffin for Claude Julien

Joe Haggerty explains why he thinks the Boston Bruins loss to the Detriot Red Wings was the final nail in the coffin for Claude Julien.