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Morning Skate: NHL players turning to medical marijuana?

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Morning Skate: NHL players turning to medical marijuana?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while doing that hockey, as Chance the Rapper would say.

*Interesting piece centered around former NHLer Riley Cote and his efforts to get hockey players to embrace cannabis over dangerous opioid painkillers. It’s interesting to hear about more hockey players using alternative methods for injuries and chronic problems given how addictive some of the painkillers can be over time.

*Interesting piece from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mark Divver on Evan Gold, the Bruins' salary cap guru.

*A storybook ending for Brian Boyle continues as he scored again on Hockey Fights Cancer Night for the New Jersey Devils.

*Former Boston College standout Mike Matheson is finding his game with the Florida Panthers at just the right time for a hockey club that needs him.

*It looks like Carey Price is going to return for the Canadiens after a lengthy stay out of the lineup.

*The sad, downward spiral story continues for Mike Ribeiro continues as he was arrested for trespassing in Miami Beach this week.

*For something completely different: A woman died from a two-story fall after apparently trying to take a selfie. What is this world coming to?


 

Morning Skate: Jagr still going, but not in the NHL

Morning Skate: Jagr still going, but not in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while welcoming Marcus Smart back into the fold. Good contract for a guy that’s probably worth more to the Celtics than he would be to just about anybody else.

*It looks like Jaromir Jagr will play some hockey next season, but it also looks like it won’t be in the NHL for the surefire Hall of Famer.

*A list of the greatest NHL players to wear each jersey number with a good idea who the choices would be for No. 77 and No. 4…at the very least. This is a good companion piece to the list that we just put out for the best Bruins player to wear each jersey number that the team ever issued.

*The cyberbullying case between Melina Karlsson and Mike Hoffman’s girlfriend continues with more legal filings as both sides attempt to find out the truth.

*Pro Hockey Talk has an entertaining, wide-ranging Q&A session with PK Subban about any number of topics involving the Nashville D-man.

*Da Beauty League is once again getting into full swing in Minnesota for many familiar NHL players looking to stay in skating shape.

*For something completely different: The 2018 TV season hasn’t been good for new hit shows in their second season.

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