Morning Skate: Wednesday, January 4

Morning Skate: Wednesday, January 4
January 4, 2012, 7:11 pm
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Elliotte Friedman has some interesting thoughts on where the next three NHL franchises will land, and how the league could maximize the bang for their buck by relocating from Phoenix to Seattle in the near future. Then the CBC rink side reporter also has his 30 thoughts for the bonus round.

Marc Spector hits it on the head when he talks about the NHL extinction of players like Raffi Torres, and how they must adapt away from the head shots or find some other place to play hockey.

The Toronto Sun has Joffrey Lupul on a mission this season, and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been the appreciative beneficiaries.

Steve Lepore gives five reasons why the Winter Classic will bounce back next season from ratings that were slightly down from last season, but much of that had to do with last years game slotted in prime time.

Thank goodness Kevin Bieksa has forgiven Don Cherry for butchering his name during the Coachs Corner segment. Im not sure I could have sleep soundly tonight if he hadnt.

For something completely different: Boston Magazine has an interesting story from a former Red Sox PR flack shedding some light on the inner workings of the Sox front office during their golden age from 2001-2007.