Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 2

Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 2
October 2, 2013, 3:45 pm
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* John Tortorella regrets the damaged relationship he now has with Brad Richards after their experience together during last year’s playoff run.

* Elliotte Friedman offers up some thoughts on Phil Kessel’s new contract, and other happenings around the NHL.
 
* Patrice Bergeron says that Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel has matured from his days with the Bruins, and that’s why he is now getting paid.
 
* Kevin Allen paints the picture in Chicago prior to raising a banner and getting underway with Opening Night.

* Dave Stubbs has the scene in Montreal where it went from historic, grand opening to tragic silence with Habs enforcer George Parros going unconscious after falling face-first onto the ice.

* A discussion of some of the legal liability for the NHL with fighting, head injuries and any relation to the lawsuit that the NFL players have already settled.

* For something completely different: What we learned from the Breaking Bad finale.