Morning Skate: Thursday, August 2

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Morning Skate: Thursday, August 2

Ben Raby does some pinch-hitting for Chuck Gormley and handicaps the 2014 U.S. Olympic hockey teams goaltending situation for CSNWashington.com

ESPN.coms Scott Burnside goes through some of the history of the Stanley Cup keepers while partying down with Dustin Brown during his day with the Cup.

The Backhanded Shelf blog uncovers a handy tool for monitoring the health status of oft-injured New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro.

Manny Malhotra marches in through the streets of British Columbia in support of the gay community for the Vancouver Pride parade. Finally something people in Boston can give one of the Canucks some credit for.

Escrow is now a dirty word to the NHL players after going through the last CBA with money lopped off their paychecks.

The top seven free agents left on the NHL market according to Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy blog.

For something completely different: apparently Ryan Lochtes mom is bragging about her sons one night stands. Wow. Thats too much information from Mom as far as Im concerned.

Thursday, March 23: Sidney Crosby, junk dealer

Thursday, March 23: Sidney Crosby, junk dealer

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while having never said “break a leg” for good luck to fellow Stoneham, Mass., native Nancy Kerrigan on social media, or otherwise.

 *A brief video history of Sidney Crosby spearing, or otherwise targeting, opponents in the crotches prepared with care and thought by the Puck Daddy himself, Greg Wyshynski.

*Elliotte Friedman has his 30 thoughts for the week and a few of them centered around new Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy.

*Could the NBA’s star-resting phenomenon reach into the NHL when it comes to getting in-season time off for the superstars?

*Give the Leafs credit because they picked up coach Mike Babcock when he made a rare screw-up against the Blue Jackets.

*Check out the sick USA/Russia skating kicks on Alex Ovechkin, who had them custom made for a charity event.

*Speaking of Ovechkin, could T.J. Oshie and not Ovechkin actually lead the Capitals in scoring this season?

*For something completely different: Hide the women and children, the Scorpions and Megadeath are going on a North American tour together.

 

Five takeaways: East top seed well within Celtics' reach

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Five takeaways: East top seed well within Celtics' reach

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