Morning skate: Friday, Oct. 12

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Morning skate: Friday, Oct. 12

The Days of YOrr" are so deep in their lockout hysteria theyve devoted a series of Photoshop masterpieces to last nights Opening Night that wasnt.

The Terry PegulaPenn State hockey marriage continues to go strong despite a horrendous year on the Nittany Lions campus.

Great feature piece by CSNChicago.com on Comcast SportsNet ChicagoNHL on NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk as he gets ready for induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame next week in Dallas.

Damien Cox nailed it in this column about a lockout thats going to slowly kill the NHL and its loyal fans if theyre not too careful.

Joe Thornton says that he expects to play the full season in Switzerland this year, and that casts some doubt about the direction of CBA negotiations.

The NHL lockout has been very good to one place: the Oklahoma City Barons. That AHL team is now loaded with young NHL talent from the Oilers that should dominate the league this season.

Rod Gilbert says that its time for the two sides to come to their senses and get a damn deal done to get the NHL regular season started.

Good piece by ESPN.coms Pierre Lebrun detailing what Kings GM Dean Lombardi had planned for the dreaded Stanley Cup hangover this season.

The city of Montreal has some lonely restaurants and some empty bars right now while the beloved Canadiens are being locked out by the NHL.

For something different: FOH (Friend of Haggs) Steve Buckley hits a home run calling out New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes for his stupid, insensitive tweet.

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.

 

 

What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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