Boston Bruins

Morning Skate: Thursday, September 13

635212.jpg

Morning Skate: Thursday, September 13

The Hockey News sits down with No. 4, Bobby Orr, to talk about all things hockey, and that is always worthy of a link. By the way I read the book Searching for Bobby Orr not too long ago and Id highly recommend it for a full view of the man, myth and hockey legend.

Twitter was abuzz with the exchange between the NHL and the NHLPA in New York City on Wednesday, and the boys at Pro Hockey Talk have all the details.

Puck Daddy has an interesting story about the Bain Capital interest, yes that Bain Capital, in the NHL back in its heyday.

Adrian Dater posits some thoughts about the coming NHL lockout for the Denver Post.

John Vogl wraps up some loose ends in the talks between the NHL and NHLPA in New York City with very slow progress being made.

The Vancouver Canucks still intend to deal goaltender Roberto Luongo once the final landscape becomes clear, but theyre not going to give Bobby Lou away according to the Vancouver Sun.

The Canucks are going to sign Alex Burrows and Alex Edler, and still hold out hope that Shane Doan is going to eventually choose Vancouver as his free agent spot.

Veterans are bristling at the thought of losing playing time due to the NHL lockout, according to the Edmonton Journal. The players all want to play at the end of the day.

For something completely different: Apparently the Seattle Mariners are trying to step in the way and prevent the NBA and NHL from potentially returning to the Home of Grunge.

Morning Skate: Can BU's Keller break through with Coyotes?

cp-morning-skate.jpg

Morning Skate: Can BU's Keller break through with Coyotes?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while watching the worlds of sports and politics collide this weekend.

-- Can former Boston University standout Clayton Keller become the NHL’s newest rookie sensation for the Arizona Coyotes? The skills and the skating are certainly there, but we’ll have to see if he can remain in one piece all season with a middling team around him.

-- PHT writer Cam Tucker has Kris Letang returning to the Penguins on Sunday. It still blows my mind that Pittsburgh was able to win the Cup without him in its lineup last spring.

-- Speaking of the Penguins, they say they will accept the White House invitation to visit after last year’s Cup win, and offer a pretty non-committal statement about what’s going on in the other three major sports right now.

-- It was a tremendously successful opening of Little Caesar’s Arena for the Detroit Red Wings last night as they stomped the Bruins in preseason action.

-- The Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri is out to prove that last season wasn’t a one-year wonder.

-- For something completely different: Good to see another Stoneham guy getting some accolades for a dead-on impersonation.