Morning Skate: Monday, August 27

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Morning Skate: Monday, August 27

Georges Laraque lobs some criticism at Mark Recchis stance on the newly created CHLPA, as summarized by the Pro Hockey Talk boys. Recchi is one of the owners of the Kamloops Blazers, so you can see why they might see things a little bit differently.

NHL.com writer Dan Rosen chronicles the diet and training regiment for PK Subban as the Montreal Canadiens defenseman continues in a holding pattern on a contract extension with the Habs.

Evander Kanes agent shoots down the rumor that he wants a trade away from the Winnipeg Jets.

Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr will meet on Tuesday, and it sounds like the NHL will have another offer for the players to consider. Everybody hopes this one is a little more realistic than the first one.

Chuck Gormley asks if Alex Ovechkin should play in Russia if theres an NHL lockout on the horizon. Another question is whether the KHL wants Ovechkin to play over in Russia.

Scott Hartnell has his priorities in order as he gets ready for the rest of his life with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Flyers prospect Nick Cousins was charged with sexual assault along with a pair of his junior hockey teammates.

For something completely different: an interesting take from DA Show producer Chris Curtis, who believes that the Red Sox trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers is a precursor to the John Henry group eventually selling the team.

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.