Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, Jan. 10

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, Jan. 10
January 10, 2014, 1:15 pm
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*The Maple Leafs are in the midst of another disastrous collapse, per FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle, and some of it sits in the lap of head coach Randy Carlyle.

*Great Habs writer Pat Hickey says that Michel Therrien was in his right to make the moves – including benching P.K. Subban -- criticized by some of the Canadiens fan blogs.

*The Florida Panthers are looking for a handout from the country their arena is situated in because they say they’re losing $20 million per season. Ruh-roh, Raggy.

*Ken Campbell takes a look at the red-hot Philadelphia Flyers, who could be a dark horse in the Eastern Conference.

*PHT has the scoop on Brian Rafalski signing with the ECHL Florida Everblades in hopes of sparking his hockey career at the age of 40 years old.

*In a move of desperation and perhaps to raise his trade value, the Winnipeg Jets take a look at Dustin Byfuglien at the forward position.

*Jeff Klein from the New York Times talks about the “N.H.L.” players earmarked for the Olympics that are suffering injuries.

*Yahoo Sports publishes a fan’s perspective rundown on the Bruins loss to the Ducks. I’d have a much easier time buying it if the “credentialed” writer had spelled Daniel Winnik’s name correctly.

*For something completely different: Former acclaimed Philadelphia sportswriter Bill Conlin leaves this planet in disgrace after the horrid nature of his personal life was exposed several years ago by the very newspaper he wrote for.