Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 10

Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 10
October 10, 2012, 3:08 pm
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The Backhand Shelf blog includes some of the best hockey highlights from the NHL players currently skating in Europe.

An interesting piece from Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski about why cracks in the NHL ownership group dont really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Jason Brough asks a lawyer if the NHLPA would ever attempt to decertify like some of the other pro athlete unions in the wake of tough CBA negotiation talks.

ESPN pulls off a list of the top 25 players under the age of 25 years old, and the Bruins have three forwards on the list. The list also ranks Brad Marchand ahead of Tyler Seguin, though, which makes you wonder about the methodology behind putting the list together.

Andrei Markov is enjoying his time back home skating in the KHL, according to FOH (Friend of Haggs) Dave Stubbs with the Montreal Gazette.

The kind of blog piece that gives those basement bloggers a good name despite what the mean mainstream media says about them in fits of pique. The NHL lockout is all about getting more money from the paying customer at the end of the day.

NHLPA Exec Director Donald Fehr sits down with the Toronto Star editorial board, and its pretty clear the salary cap will be on the table if the two sides dont come to an agreement sooner rather than later.

For something completely different: Toucher and Rich convince local voters that theres a Super Twinkie question on the ballot. Typically hilarious stuff.

For something completely different Part II: Sometimes you forget how great Bob Ryan is as a sportswriter, and then you go back and read things like this about the CelticsLakers rivalry back in 1992.