Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, Jan. 3

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, Jan. 3
January 3, 2014, 3:15 pm
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*Team USA GM David Poile says the bad PR and negative stories about American players “is on us” after a couple of embed stories blew up in their face.

*PHT’s Jason Brough has the rundown of the stellar NBC rating for the Winter Classic game played between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs.

*Nathan Horton scores a power play goal to win it for the Columbus Blue Jackets in his debut with the B.J.’s.

*Blake Wheeler says he learned about his spot on the Team USA Olympics roster from his wife, and that it’s a “surreal” experience.

*Keith Yandle, on the other hand, thought he had a good shot at making the Olympic team, and got completely hosed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Charlie Pierce has a nice story on Jarome Iginla’s event-filled first season with the Bruins.

*For something completely different: a moment of silence for the Fresh Prince’s Uncle Phil, who passed away on Thursday.