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Morning Skate: The shirtless Jumbo Joe Bobblehead we all need

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Morning Skate: The shirtless Jumbo Joe Bobblehead we all need

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while it seems like everything in this sports world is coming up Celtics.

*What do you get for the Jumbo Joe Thornton fan that has everything? How about the new shirtless Jumbo Joe bobblehead doll set for a San Jose game in March? Too bad it won’t be out in time for Christmas.

*Will Matthew Tkachuk get suspended for his sneaky spear while sitting on the Calgary Flames bench? I would say this isn’t even a debate. You can’t poke a guy with your stick from the bench, and you definitely lose the benefit of the doubt when you’re Tkachuk.

*Alex Ovechkin voices his support for all of the Russian Olympic athletes after the country has been banned from the Olympics due to their doping practices.

*It sounds like all is not right with Matt Cullen and the Minnesota Wild in a season that hasn’t gone the way either would have imagined.

*It sounds like Guy Boucher is getting awfully impatient with his Ottawa Senators players as the losing continues for them.

*For something completely different: This story about a service dog interrupting an NYC production of “Cats” when they got loose and starting chasing one of the actors in a cat costume? This is peak awesomeness.


 

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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