Morning Skate: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Morning Skate: Wednesday, Sept. 11
September 11, 2013, 2:45 pm
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* The Pro Hockey Talk boys say that Phil Kessel is still not talking contract extension with the Maple Leafs, and that may not change before the season begins.

* FOH (Friend of Haggs) Katie Carrera details how Alex Ovechkin is doing his level best to represent both the Washington Capitals and Mother Russia with the Olympics looming this winter.

* Alex Pietrangelo will miss the start of training camp while haggling over a new contract with the St. Louis Blues.

* Dan Cagen has the story of defenseman prospect Joe Morrow, who is hopeful he’s found a home with the Bruins after a bumpy first pro season.

* Former Bruins forward Chuck Kobasew will get a training camp invite to the Pittsburgh Penguins. That’s one player the Bruins probably could have taken a look at if they wanted to go the veteran route.

* For something completely different: Grantland has a “Breaking Bag” mailbag after last week’s episode.