Morning skate: Tuesday, June 4

Morning skate: Tuesday, June 4
June 4, 2013, 4:00 pm
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*A Tim Robbins weekend hockey game forced a New York City park to close while his group played. Andy Dufresne would never have approved of such a thing.

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*A good piece by Bill Burt on Ray Bourque’s quiet leadership role mentoring rookie Torey Krug while he watched games at Providence this season.

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*Sidney Crosby minces no words about his team’s “terrible” effort after getting blown out in a Game 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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*Elliotte Friedman provides a framework for Pittsburgh getting back into the series with Boston, but I find it difficult to see with a defensemen corps that is allergic to working in their own end.

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*My friends at Pro Hockey Talk say the Isles will try to make it worthwhile for another NHL team to take on Rick DiPietro.

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*A Puck Daddy flashback to the top 10 hockey pickup lines courtesy of the 1998 Winter Olympics.

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*A Bruins fan rips into Deadspin for failing to post something about the Bruins/Penguins game in a timely fashion.

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*Mark Streit won’t return to the New York Islanders, and will instead dip his toes into the free agency waters this summer.

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For something completely different: Mad Men power rankings over at Grantland.com, and they’re pretty solid at that.