Morning Skate: Sunday, Feb. 3

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Morning Skate: Sunday, Feb. 3

Chuck Gormley has a story on Alex Ovechkin embarrassed by his lack of offensive production this season.

You could literally write a column off every Coaches Corner segment on Hockey Night in Canada. This week its Don Cherry tsk-tsking Carey Price and P.K. Subban for executing the always-insulting low-five.

Ryan Lambert says that NHL expansion seems like a very bad idea to everybody expect the NHL.

Anze Kopitar and Bobby Ryan were teammates in Europe, but now theyve gone back to being divisional adversaries.

John Tortorella and Brad Richards are recognized for their contributions in Tampa Bay during the Rangers visit to the Tampa Times Forum.

Peter Chiarelli says that nobody should judge Brian Burke simply on the Phil Kessel trade alone, but it is a pretty stupendously bad deal.

For something completely different: Bill Simmons has a good piece on the farcical nature of PEDs in sports and the questions that nobody wants to ask.

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.