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Morning Skate: My bad

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Mea culpa, if you will.

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FOLKS.

It is with a heavy hear that I inform you I take full responsibility for the lack of a Morning Skate on Friday. Frankly, I stayed up way too late Tuesday night watching election chaos, then was up twice Wednesday night feeding a hungry infant.

By the time Friday morning rolled around, I didn’t know what day it was. You skated alone.

Fortunately, it’s Monday now, and things are a little more settled. A winner has been declared in the U.S. election. The NHL continues to insist that it aims for a Jan. 1 start date.

Perhaps the biggest North American news, however, was the passing of longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

He waged an inspiring battle with pancreatic cancer, but his passing was announced over the weekend. Trebek was recently seen in the hockey world announcing the Ottawa Senators’ first pick in the recent bizarro draft.

It’s rare that you see someone who is universally beloved, but when it comes to Trebek, everyone liked him...unless you messed up the Daily Double.

Today’s highlight

RIP Alex Trebek.

Today’s discussion topic

You have to go on a gameshow, but you get to choose which one. What are you playing?