Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 23

Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 23
October 23, 2013, 5:30 pm
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* A look at the new chapter for “The Game” from Hall of Fame goaltender Ken Dryden over at

* Pro Hockey Talk details a report from Darren Dreger that linesmen have been instructed to get in between combatants when the helmets come off during a hockey fight. We actually reported the NHL was mulling this over a month ago, so they’ve been kicking it around since the beginning of the season. I hope the refs are getting hazard pay for the stray punches they’re going to catch stepping into the middle of hockey fights.
* Daniel Alfredsson told the Detroit hockey media that he’s anticipating a very emotional game against his former team, the Ottawa Senators.

* A look at the NBC Sports Network profiling the Bruins/Sabres rivalry prior to tonight’s game at the First Niagara Center.
* Phil “The Thrill” Kessel nets a hat trick for the Maple Leafs in another win for Toronto over the Anaheim Ducks.

*For something completely different: A pair of AP reporters lose their jobs over the mother of all screw-ups.