Morning Skate: The elephant in the room

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Morning Skate: The elephant in the room

Katie Carrera from the Washington Post says that ice time is the elephant in the room for Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals during their playoff run.

Bob Mand from the Hockey Writers says that the absence of Nathan Horton was instrumental in Bostons first round exit. I would agree on one level, but they still had enough to get by the Washington Capitals if other players were close to their normal level of production. The numbers before-and-after Hortons injury also have to take into account that Rich Peverley was also missing for a significant portion of that season chunk as well. But on balance I agree with the premise, and wonder how strongly Horton bounces back from his concussion issues next season.

CBC rink side reporter Scott Oake bares his soul to the world in a touching story about the loss of his son to drug addiction little more than a year ago.

The Senators are looking to sign Erik Karlsson, but theyre also hoping to do it on a budget after a monster season from the Swedish defenseman.

Mike Knuble, Keith Aucoin and Joel Ward have been dominant for the Capitals as a fourth line thus far during the playoffs. The Bruins could tell you all about that firsthand.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Puck Daddy AKA Greg Wyshynski asks whether Dale Hunter is pushing all the right buttons, or whether hes simply an accidental genius.

Kevin Dineen goes over his first very successful year at the helm of the Florida Panthers, even if the Jack Adams voters felt it appropriate to skip him over for consideration.

For something completely different: the new Dark Knight movie trailer was released today and it caused a tremor in the geekosphere. Check it out.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Kristaps Porzingis on the move?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Kristaps Porzingis on the move?

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0:46 - Former Jets linebacker David Harris agreed to a 2-year deal with the Patriots. Manish Mehta from the NY Daily News calls in to BST to explain the impact that Harris left in New York and breaks down what’s going wrong for the Jets.

05:21- Joe Haggerty and Tom Giles break down why the Bruins lost Colin Miller in the 2017 NHL expansion draft.

09:05 - Evan Drellich sits with Michael Holley and Tom E. Curran as they try to understand the management of the Red Sox bullpen especially during the 8th and 9th innings.

15:07 - Tim Welsh joins the final segment to discuss the reports of Phil Jackson willing to move Kristaps Porzingis. What would happen if Porzingis ended up in Boston?