Morning Skate: Friday, August 31

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Morning Skate: Friday, August 31

The Red Wings players are not impressed with the latest counter-proposal from the NHL in labor negotiations. Though we shouldnt limit that to the Wings player because it seems like pretty much all the players are feeling that way.

Michael Neuvirth claims he received an apology from the website that ran his comments about Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby.

Master of the Hockey Universe Cam Charron says that the Edmonton Oilers and Jorden Eberle are getting against the market.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys quote Bill Daly with hopes that the NHL proposal was a good step in the right direction. Only if sideways, lateral or backwards is considered the right direction.

A group of Washington Capitals players are bracing for a lockout after talking things over with CSN compatriot Jill Sorenson.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Katie Baker answers emails, letters and other queries about flirting at the gym in another edition of her excellent Bake Shop mailbag.

For something different: Chad Finn takes a whirl around the sports media world and gives us the bad news that good guy Doug Flynn will no longer covering the Bruins beat at NESN.com

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.