Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 24

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Marblehead native and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider is considering jobs in Europe at this point, but it still remains a challenge for North American goalies to find work overseas.

Ty Anderson of Hockeybuzz.com reminisces about Marc Savards time with the Bruins as he continues to struggle with post-concussion syndrome.

Joe Yerdon and the Pro Hockey Talk crew has the details on the New York Islanders moving to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center in 2015.

John Davidson is ready to take the reins in Columbus, but now hes been overshadowed by the Islanders move.

Damien Cox lays the hammer down with the NHL lockout as much ado about wasting our time.

This is a spoof article, but would have been funny had it truly taken place between a blogger and Ben Eager.

Pierre Lebrun cuts through the bull as he attempts to find a solution that can work for both the NHL and NHLPA.

According to the Ottawa Sun, the Senators werent among the players called by team executives during the approved 48-hour window last week.

For something completely different: A gallery of geekfest items being auctioned off from Curt Schillings house, including swords and war hammers among other things.

Morning Skate: Devils get a good one in No. 1 pick Hischier

Morning Skate: Devils get a good one in No. 1 pick Hischier

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while locking the name Urho Vaakenainen into my Microsoft World spellcheck.

 *The New Jersey Devils got a No. 1 overall pick that isn’t going to be a generational player, but he’s going to be one heck of a player.

*PHT writer Cam Tucker has fired Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett indicating that he needed a change after a long run in the desert.

*The Edmonton Oilers cleared cap space by dealing Jordan Eberle and immediately filled it up with a four-year commitment to Kris Russell. Peter Chiarelli must make sure he doesn’t paint himself into a salary cap corner like he did in Boston with signings like this one. Word is that Connor McDavid is going to command a massive contract, and that could make contracts like the Russell one tough to manage in Edmonton.

*Old friend Claude Julien is only a spectator at the NHL Draft, but he’s already juggling the Habs roster in his mind as it goes through changes. Both Julien and Shawn Thornton came over to shoot the breeze with the Boston media on Friday night as the first round approached, and showed once again why both men are on the All-Class team.

*The Winnipeg Jets took a guy that I thought made a lot of sense for the Bruins, big Finnish power forward Kristian Vesalainen. He was available for the Bruins at the 18th pick when they opted to go defense instead.

*The Washington Capitals decided not to let winger TJ Oshie get to free agency, and locked him up with an eight-year contract.

*Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka is in the middle of the storm right now as he blows up his team and begins to build it the way he wants to.

For something completely different: Everything you always wanted to know about Sammy Hagar but were afraid to ask.


 

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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0:41 - Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles recap their thoughts on drafting Jayson Tatum and trade rumors involving the Celtics.

6:21 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to discuss if it would be worth trading for Paul George as a one-year rental and if there would be a chance he could still around long-term if traded to Boston.

11:13 - Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about Rick Porcello’s outing, the Red Sox offense coming to life, and Doug Fister being claimed by the Red Sox. 

15:10 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely look back at the Celtics/Nets trade, what the assets have turned into, and if Danny Ainge has done a good job turning those assets into players.