Morning Skate: Monday, June 24

Morning Skate: Monday, June 24
June 24, 2013, 12:45 pm
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*Old friend Nick Boynton rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks over the Boston Bruins in a battle of his two former teams.

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*Ken Campbell probably needs to take it down a notch in his column on Johnny Boychuk hit against Jonathan Toews, which resulted in no penalty, no suspension, no hearing and no injury. Sounds like a good, old-fashioned hockey hit.

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*James Reimer is fired up about the Toronto Maple Leafs trading for another goaltender in Jonathan Bernier.

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*A good piece on how it would be hockey’s loss if Patrice Bergeron couldn’t have answered the bell in Game 6.

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*The NHL would seem to be in a very good way business-wise after gathering some healthy momentum during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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*Nick Cotsonika details the revival of Patrick Kane hungry for another championship, and scoring at will for the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. He’s been ultra-dangerous over the last few weeks.

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*In the biggest no-brainer in the history of earth, Tomas Kaberle will be bought out of his contract with the Montreal Canadiens. It’s been a slow, steady decline ever since the Bruins traded for him two years ago.

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*For something completely different: a good, thorough review of the Mad Men season finale where Don Draper loses his mind.