Morning Skate: Monday, October 8

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Morning Skate: Monday, October 8

Good piece in the USA Today about Shane Doan guided by family decisions when it came time to make a decision on his NHL landing spot during free agency.

An interesting piece on Pro Hockey Talk detailing why increased revenue sharing could benefit the owners much more than the players. The NHLs resistance to greater revenue sharing has been one of the more confusing aspects to the CBA discussion.

The solidarity among NHL owners might be cracking, and Bruce Garrioch has an interesting look at some of the owners that might be starting to get tired of the lockout waiting game.

Eric Engels of Hockeybuzz.com wants you to help determine the best Montreal Canadiens defenseman of all-time.

Good piece on Flyers scout Patrick Burke and his battle against homophobia in pro sports with his You Can Play campaign.

Jonas Seigel details the path of Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Jerry DAmigo on his pathway to the NHL.

Philadelphia Flyers grit player Riley Cote likes to live a healthy lifestyle with hemp products, so he opted to share that with everybody else. Okay then.

For something different: Grantland.com is asking What happened to Tim Burtons career? and how did it all go wrong so fast? Perhaps its my fault, but I always viewed him as one of the most overrated directors in Hollywood. All style, no substance.

Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

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Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

Joe Haggerty looks at a number of trade possibilities for the Bruins with the NHL deadline little more than a week away

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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.