Morning Skate: Thursday July 26

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Morning Skate: Thursday July 26

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jesse Spector covers a wide spectrum including Shea Weber, Rick Nash, Shane Doan and the awful shooting in Aurora.

Charlie Pierce wonders if the NFL owners and NHL owners have collectively lost their minds in labor negotiations.

Wayne Gretzky and a group of partners appear to be in Seattle discussing a potential NHL team moving there.
A question-and-answer blog post between Patrick Hoffman and Canucks bloggerNo. 1 fan Cam Charron on Kuklas Korner.
Dan Rosen answers some burning questions that are still lingering as the hockey calendar turns close to August.
Rick Nash insists to the New York Daily News that he can handle the pressure of playing in New York for the Rangers. Its not exactly like playing for the Yankees, but well see.
Paul Holmgren said that he loves his defense corps, which explains why the Flyers were hell bent for leather on signing Shea Weber to an offer sheet. Something tells me Philly isnt done making moves quite yet.
Merrimack alum Stephane DaCosta signs with the Ottawa Senators, so Daniel Alfredsson remains the only lingering loose end for Ottawa.
Adam Proteau from the Hockey News chronicles the long, sagging history of the Colorado Avalanche since their glory days prior to the NHL lockout.
For something completely different: it looks like Robert Krafts lady friend didnt get that coveted role in the Owen Wilson movie that Kraft gamely helped her audition for. Doh.

Dupont: Why Bruins can sustain winning ways and make the playoffs

Dupont: Why Bruins can sustain winning ways and make the playoffs

Kevin Paul Dupont joins Sports Sunday to explain why he thinks the Boston Bruins winning ways are here to stay and why he thinks they will be in the playoffs.