Morning Skate: Thursday, August 23

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Morning Skate: Thursday, August 23

A Hockey Essentials guide to the UMass-Lowell hockey program in an homage to the Puck Daddy NHL essential blog posts.

Taylor Hall gets a seven-year deal that will pay him around 6 million per season, and sets up another comparable that shows exactly how much money Tyler Seguin can expect to command in a similar CBA climate.

Lancy Hornby of the Toronto Sun senses frustration over the NHL labor talks, and his senses appear to be dead on the mark.

The 10 most likely NHL players to retire if the 2012-13 season is wiped off the books, per Adam Proteau of the Hockey News. There are no Bruins on the list and Jaromir Jagr is the top candidate.

Some interesting tweets from NHL agent Allen Walsh on Wednesday concerning the NHL and TV rightsfees with a hat tip to my friends at Kuklas Korner for putting it all together.

Calgary Flames employees have been told to prepare for layoffssalary ramifications if an NHL lockout becomes a reality. These are the type of innocent bystanders when millionaires and billionaires start fighting over money.

Dan Rosen has the latest on diving and embellishment getting wiped off the face of the earth by Colin Campbell and the NHL or at least being harshly penalized anyway.

For something completely different: great piece from Chad Finn about perception, Dustin Pedroia and the importance he not go down the same road as Nomar Garciaparra. Dont see it happening with Pedroia because hes a much different guy than Nomar, and much more of a team leadercharacter guy.

Highlights: Boston Bruins 4, Los Angeles Kings 1

Highlights: Boston Bruins 4, Los Angeles Kings 1

Catch the highlights of the Boston Bruins 4-1 victory over the LA Kings as they improve to a 5-1 under interim head coach Bruce Cassidy.

Talking Points: Khudobin shuts down Kings in final 40 minutes

Talking Points: Khudobin shuts down Kings in final 40 minutes

Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Boston Bruins 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings

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