Morning Skate: Tuesday, Feb. 19

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Morning Skate: Tuesday, Feb. 19

Bruins Foundation Executive Director Bob Sweeney talks to Dennis and Callahan about Mondays visit by the Bruins players and coaching staff to the community of Newtown, CT.

San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson says that greater effort is needed to turn things around for a Sharks team thats suddenly gone south.

No lag in the game for Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian as he comes back from an injury that put him on the shelf nearly all season.

Mrs. Staal speaks with the Montreal Gazette about her amazing group of sons that are starring in the NHL these days.

Good news that former Northeastern University skater Wade MacLeod is being released from the hospital after suffering a seizure playing for the AHLs Springfield Falcons.

The New York Rangers know what to expect with Canadiens enforcer Brandon Prust returning to Madison Square Garden: plenty of sandpaper and gritty hockey.

For something completely different: a look at the PR practices of president Barack Obama that have apparently infuriated the press corps covering the Commander in Chief.

What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after watching the Boston Celtics take a hard pass on the Boogie. 
 
-- Bob McKenzie sits in with the good folks at TSN 1200 Ottawa sports radio and talks a little Claude Julien of the Montreal Canadiens

-- The Avalanche youth movement is set to begin as quickly as March 1, as Colorado may move some of its veteran players at the trade deadline. 
 
-- Ryan Johansen got snubbed in his return to Columbus for the first time as a member of the Nashville Predators. That’s too bad, but it’s also not exactly Wayne Gretzky returning to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time. 
 
-- The price tag for Kevin Shattenkirk is in and it includes a top prospect and a first-round pick, along with another piece, for a rental defenseman. That should be far too rich for the Bruins’ blood. The B's were already intent on avoiding the rental market ahead of the trade deadline, and the steep price -- even for a potentially useful short-term acquisition like the puck-moving Shattenkirk -- should make that even more of a certainty. 
 
-- Ken Campbell asks whether hockey agents have gone too far in chasing after prospective prospects before they even enter their teenage years. 

 -- Bobby Ryan has a hand injury that’s going to sideline him, another piece of bad luck for the Senators forward. 
 
-- For something completely different: On President’s Day, it seems only natural to go through the favorite Presidents in the history of the Marvel Universe.