Morning Skate: Monday, January 2

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Morning Skate: Monday, January 2

Cam Neely wants to see the Bruins return to the Winter Classic, and would welcome HBO's cameras into the locker room.

Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated says that the Winter Classic is the NHLs little white lie. Somebody had to be the guy, and Farber decided to cannonball into the pool.

Brian Boyle tells story of growing up in Hingham and playing pond hockey before getting ready for the Winter Classic.

Brad Marchand is Yahoo! Sports Hockey Man of the Year in their 2011 Alternative Year in Hockey Awards. Good times.

A little brawling in the Winter Classic alumni game never hurt anybody, so it happened this season.

A great piece by the New York Times on Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider and his ties to the identity of the Flyers organization.

Perhaps 2012 will be a little more generous in all categories, but then again perhaps it wont.

Hardy: 'Celtics haven't reached that next level status'

Hardy: 'Celtics haven't reached that next level status'

Greg Hardy, Chris Mannix, and Glenn Ordway discuss what the Celtics should have done before the trade deadline, and what they need to do in the offseason in order to reach the next level in playoffs.

Highlights: Toronto Raptors 107, Boston Celtics 97

Highlights: Toronto Raptors 107, Boston Celtics 97

Watch the highlights of the Boston Celtics 107-97 loss to the Toronto Raptors