Morning Skate: Wednesday, Jan. 23

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, Jan. 23

CBC rink-side reporter Elliotte Friedman delves into the curious cases of unsigned players Jamie Benn and P.K. Subban among his 30 thoughts for the week.

Jesse Spector takes us through the jargon were being bombarded with early in the 48-game shortened season: sloppy and rusty are playing lead roles.

A top 10 list of the college hockey rinks in the New York area from the New York Hockey Journal.

Andrew Strickland says that St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott understands the competition among Senators goalies right now.

If you read one thing today, make sure that its this blog from Providence Bruins enforcer Bobby Robins, who credits a visit to a childrens hospital with making him reexamine things in his own life.

Nino Niederreiter wants out of the New York Islanders organization after failing to crack the NHL lineup.

John Tortorella says its a mental gut check (or a brain check maybe?) for the New York Rangers as some of their key players have failed badly coming out of the starting gate.

For something completely different: A miracle dog in Minnesota survives for nearly two weeks in the snow and cold with a severed leg after being hit by a car.

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.

*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.

*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.

*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.

*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.

*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres

*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.