Morning Skate: Saturday, October 27

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Morning Skate: Saturday, October 27

Jeremy Roenick visited with Bob Costas earlier this week, and spoke about everything the players lost when they missed the 2004-05 season. Its got to be a sobering thought for this generation of NHL players being locked out.
 
Good piece by Nick Cotsonika as he travels through Europe catching up with NHL players overseas, including this column about Evgeni Malkin coming back to play in his native Russia.

Bill Ladd explores the players in the Bruins organization that are in different locales this year.
 
Former Bruins star Derek Sanderson has just published a book that talks about battling his own personal demons while becoming a hockey icon in Boston.
 
A cool television series on the Discovery Channel that will look at the science of hockey, and debuts on Nov. 4. Maybe they can explain the aerodynamic challenges of players donning playoff beards in the postseason.
 
For something completely different: a review of episode two of this seasons American Horror Story: Asylum.

Ninkovich on Patricia's Goodell shirt: 'I don’t think it’s a big deal'

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Ninkovich on Patricia's Goodell shirt: 'I don’t think it’s a big deal'

Pro Football Talk reported last week that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is still frustrated that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wore a Barstool t-shirt that had shows him wearing a clown nose.

In an interview with the Boston Herald, linebacker Rob Ninkovich said he didn't think there was anything wrong with Patricia's t-shirt choice.

“Everyone has the right to wear whatever shirt they want,” Ninkovich said. "Everyone has to wear a shirt, right? You can’t just wear no shirt. I think someone threw it at (Patricia), and he said, ‘All right, nice shirt, it’s cool, it’s blue, so I’ll put it on.’ I thought it was a funny shirt.

“I don’t think it’s a big deal. . . People want to take it how they want to take it. If you really think about it, everyone has to wear clothes, so you just put a shirt on, and you know, it is what it is. I think it’s a nice shirt. It’s blue. I love blue. My favorite color is blue.”

The shirt may have interfered with Patricia's head coaching candidacy during the 2017 offseason, NFL Media's Jason La Canfora said on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher And Rich" in February