Morning Skate 128: All-Stars are taking over

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Morning Skate 128: All-Stars are taking over

Jeff Marek and Greg Wyshynski discuss the awkward moments from the NHL All-Star Draft that also make it so damned entertaining.

Wyshynski also has the story of TSN TV personality Dave Hodge getting a much-deserved reprimand from his bosses for tossing out an extremely irresponsible tweet at Tim Thomas family.

The beat goes on for Tim Thomas when hes pulled from All-Star media availability after answering questions for less than five minutes, and National Post columnist Bruce Arthur has the details.

Scott Hartnell and Joffrey Lupul are among a number of NHL players that are filming their lives for the NHLPA, and its all going to add up to an interesting project.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Director Donald Fehr both say that theres plenty of time for both sides to come together on a labor agreement with the new CBA up in September.

In a serious case of good news, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby resumes skating out in Los Angeles.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Frank Seravalli has a nice piece on good friends Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen heading to the NHL All-Star Game together.

The Ottawa Sun has the story on Daniel Alfredssons Senators teammates all wanting him to come back and play another season.

Brian Burke is officially drawing a line in the sand with Don Cherry. This ought to get interesting.

Chris Mannix: Competition around Celtics just got a lot better

Chris Mannix: Competition around Celtics just got a lot better

Chris Mannix talks with Abby Chin about the teams in the East making moves at the trade deadline while the Boston Celtics stood pat.

Kirk Minihane: Give Danny Ainge credit for not making a 'panic' deal

Kirk Minihane: Give Danny Ainge credit for not making a 'panic' deal

Kirk Minihane explains why he was glad Danny Ainge not making a panic deal just because the fan base was expecting a move.