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Morning Skate: Monday, December 12

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Morning Skate: Monday, December 12

A nice review of Rob Simpsons new and improved Black and Gold book with new chapters about the Premiere Games and Stanley Cup championship. Its a great Christmas present for any Bruins fan out there and I cant recommend it enough.

Video of Justin Bieber showing off his shootout moves, and giving proof that he is, in fact, Canadian.

Jesse Spector of the Sporting News talks about the Florida Panthers holding practice in Central Park.

Nikita Filatov is off to Russia with something that is not much resembling love from the Ottawa Senators.

Sidney Crosby is having concussion issues again, and thats a bad sign for the Penguins and the NHL. In fact there is video from Crosby post-practice where he points to a David Krejci elbow to the head as the probable blow that knocked him back out of the lineup.

Sean Couturier loves the opportunity to man the top center spot for the Philadelphia Flyers with Claude Giroux down and out.

For something completely different: Charlie Pierce crushes it while destroying both Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of American for their silly missives about dress codes about big league ballparks.

Brad Stevens: Isaiah Thomas will get scan on hip in September

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Brad Stevens: Isaiah Thomas will get scan on hip in September

Appearing on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, Brad Stevens said that Isaiah Thomas’ hip will be evaluated by the Celtics in September before the team decides how to proceed. 

The C’s were unsure of whether Thomas would require surgery on his right hip, which ended his postseason early. He has gone the offseason without surgery, so the C’s will look at it next month. 

“He has another follow-up and another scan in the early part of September when he arrives back here out east, and from there we will know an exact timeline," Stevens said. "Obviously, it’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab. There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe.

Added Stevens: “We want what’s best for Isaiah. We want to make sure that when he is ready to roll, which hopefully is sooner rather than later, that he is ready to roll at his highest level and for the longest possible time, obviously, right? So that’s a lot more important to me than anything else.” 

Stevens said that the uncertainty of not knowing whether Thomas would need surgery was challenging, but that his priority was the player. 

“I don’t know if it was unnerving because you can only control what you can control, but it’s a big deal for me because it’s a big deal to him,” he said. “Ultimately, obviously you want to go into every season 110 percent healthy and we’ll find out where we stand with everybody, but more so you want what’s best for him.”    

Scaramucci says Kraft gave Super Bowl LI ring to Trump

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Scaramucci says Kraft gave Super Bowl LI ring to Trump

Anthony Scaramucci isn't afraid to say stuff. This time, it involves the Patriots. 

The outspoken former White House communications director follows over 180,000 Twitter accounts. One of them is @rslashpatriots, who asked about Robert Kraft's Super Bowl rings via direct message. 

Putin famously stole Kraft's Super Bowl XXXIX ring while Kraft was visiting Russia in 2005. According to Kraft, he took out the ring to show it to Putin, but Putin put it in his pocket and left without giving it back.

Now that Trump has Kraft's ring, Kraft theoretically only has three of a possible five Super Bowl rings now. Guessing he could get new ones made.