Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 17

Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 17
October 17, 2012, 6:14 pm
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Michael Grange calls the NHL on its latest offer as still being crappy for the players, but its multi-layered crap with a hint toward something better in the future. Like most he feels much more confident that there will be hockey at some point this season.

The Lighthouse Hockey blog brings up Orwellian comparisons to some of the provisions made in the most recent NHL offer. Its definitely an interesting use of language that the players are particularly skeptical about.

The Leafs brass would be ready to move quickly ifwhen an NHL season is called to action.

Ben Kuzma likes the first step by the NHL owners, but knows there is a long way to go before its a done deal.

An intriguing interview with Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference about balancing fatherhood with playing in the NHL. Its not always an easy balancing act given the challenges inherent to being a professional athlete.

CBC rinkside reporter Elliotte Friedman talks about the NHL and the NHLPA entering the ZOPA in their labor negotiations.

Greg Wyshynski (aka the Puck Daddy) from Yahoo! Sports chats with Ken Fang on his weekly podcast covering the world of sports media.

Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz continues to quarrel with the city of Edmonton over a new arena thats badly needed in the hockey hotbed. It sounds like things arent going all that well.

Cory Schneider says the NHL offer was a good first step, but hes playing the waiting game right along with everybody else.

For something completely different: Proof that Quentin Tarantino played Elvis in an episode of Golden Girls. Ill by that for a dollar.