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.

Antoine Walker congratulates Paul Pierce on his 'great career'

Antoine Walker congratulates Paul Pierce on his 'great career'

Paul Pierce played his final NBA game on Sunday night, marking the end to his 19-year career.

After the game, Pierce's former Celtics teammate, Antoine Walker, congratulated him on a "great career" saying, "HALL OF FAME NEXT"

Pierce and Walker were teammates for six seasons with the Green Team. 

Do the Red Sox have a leadership problem without David Ortiz?

Do the Red Sox have a leadership problem without David Ortiz?

Lou Merloni, Evan Drellich, and Jared Carrabis discuss if the Red Sox now have a leadership problem in their clubhouse without the veteran presence of David Ortiz.