Morning Skate: Thursday, January 19

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Morning Skate: Thursday, January 19

Yesterday was the anniversary of Willie ORee breaking the color barrier and getting into his first NHL game with the Bruins.

A great piece about the legendary Gordie Howe and his supportive family in Sportsnet magazine.

Rene Bourque stars in Mike Tysons Punch Out and then goes out fighting against the Washington Capitals. Bourques game and nastiness are going to bring a really different edge to the BruinsHabs games going forward.

Jeremy Roenick is blogging on NHL.com and Im wondering how much of a censor this thing has to go through before its good for publishing.

Nice work by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Greg Wyshynski digging up a video of a Bruins fan taking a silly-stringing episode with Tampa Bays mascot, Thunderbug, just a little too seriously.

Elliotte Friedmans always great 30 thoughts including the tough spot Pittsburgh is in with Sidney Crosby still out of the lineup.

Paul Kariya turns down an organizational job with the Anaheim Ducks and several other NHL nuggets from hockey blogger Andy Strickland.

For something completely different: a list from the Inside Track gals of some of the best Mark Wahlberg-related 911 tweets from yesterday in a very active social media day.

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