Morning Skate: Monday, Dec. 3


Morning Skate: Monday, Dec. 3

Victor Stalberg went an unorthodox route to the NHL by going from Europe to the University of Vermont to play college hockey, but its one that might be a pathway for many others coming from countries like Finland and Sweden.

New York Rangers owner James Dolan is locked out of the NHL playersowners meeting on Tuesday. Thats a shame because it feels like he is one of the owners that truly wants to get hockey back on the ice as soon as possible.

Nice piece at NESN about former BruinsSt. Johns Prep legend Bobby Carpenters daughter, Alex, taking on a starring role for the BC womens hockey team.

A good piece in the Ottawa Citizen about Senators season ticket holders beginning to get disillusioned with the NHL lockout, and finally walking away from their love affair with the league.

Michael Russo gets everybody up to date on all the happenings of the Minnesota Wild, just in case you were wondering.

Great job by Greg Wyshynski pinch-hitting for Puck Daddys What We Learned with a beauty of a Boston Bruins update. Game. Set. Match, Wysh.

Scott Burnside and Pierre Lebrun discuss the happenings of the week in the NHL CBA negotiations, and where we go from here.

For something completely different: a review of last nights half-season cliffhanger from The Walking Dead as they take a hiatus until February or so. Man, stuff got real in Woodbury.

Chris Hogan, David Andrews, Marcus Cannon miss full week of practice


Chris Hogan, David Andrews, Marcus Cannon miss full week of practice

FOXBORO — It's safe to say Chris Hogan, David Andrews and Marcus Cannon won't play Sunday against the Dolphins.:


The trio was not on the field for the media portion of Friday’s practice, completing a week in which the three did not practice at all. Hogan has been out with a shoulder injury, while Andrews missed last week’s win over the Raiders due to illness and Cannon has been dealing with an ankle injury. 

Martellus Bennett was also absent, making it two straight days in which he did not take the field. Bennett, who was released by Green Bay this season amid questions of whether he would undergo surgery, is listed on the injury report with shoulder and hamstring issues. 



Morning Skate: Predators kicking it into gear


Morning Skate: Predators kicking it into gear

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while anticpating the turkey leftovers, ready for the taking.
-- NHL referee Wes McCauley is at it again, this time going with a fun no-goal call after having some trouble with his microphone.
-- After getting humbled on Opening Night by the Bruins, the Nashville Predators are starting to get on a roll.

-- NBC Pro Hockey Talk has Kyle Turris excelling for the Predators, and Matt Duchene very much still stuck in neutral for the Ottawa Senators.

-- NHL stars go through their favorite traditions, and what they enjoy is a game that’s full of routine, superstition and tradition.
-- FOH (Friend of Haggs) Ray Ferraro says “it looks rotten” with the Edmonton Oilers as they continue to struggle out of the starting gate.
-- Larry Brooks goes through an all-time ranking of the general managers for the New York Rangers, and it’s an illustrious list.

-- The Vegas Golden Knights could make the playoffs in their very first season, and are absolutely far ahead of expectations for a new expansion team.
-- For something completely different: Wild turkeys are making a major comeback in Massachusetts after being all but extinct here.