Morning Skate: Tuesday, Dec. 4

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Morning Skate: Tuesday, Dec. 4

St. Louis BluesNHL writer Andy Strickland has low expectations for Tuesdays meeting between six NHL owners and a large contingent of NHL players.
 
This is a solid Christmas present for all of the diehard hockey fans out there. Very tastefully done in black and white courtesy of Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy.

Nice job by CHNs Joe Meloni on a Bruins draft pickBU defenseman as he excels in his freshman season with the Terriers.
 
Elliotte Friedman with a good piece on the different opinions surrounding the CBA negotiations as fresh voices enter the NHL fray. Lets all hope that it makes a big difference.

For those needing a Patrice Bergeron fix, here is the Bruins center talking about his experiences while playing in Switzerland over the last few months.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tops the list of players invited to the Canadian World Junior team tryoutsselection camp. That list also included Bs prospects Dougie Hamilton and Malcolm Subban.  

For something completely different: More Americans are using less of their allotted vacation time. No kidding.

Shaughnessy: Still think Wizards are going to be trouble for the Celtics

Shaughnessy: Still think Wizards are going to be trouble for the Celtics

Felger, Maxwell, Shaughnessy, and Blakely give their predictions for the rest of the Celtics-Wizards series.

Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

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Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

BOSTON - Marco Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on Pedro Strop's wild pitch in Boston's four-run eighth inning, helping the Red Sox beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday night.

The Red Sox took two of three in the lively weekend series that featured a strong showing for Cubs fans, chants in support of each side and the World Series trophies that ended long title droughts for the once-frustrated franchises.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer for Boston, and the Red Sox got two more runs on shortstop Addison Russell's throwing error in the eighth.

Kris Bryant hit a solo homer for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The Cubs closed a nine-game road trip at 5-4.