Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, March 21

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, March 21
March 21, 2014, 12:45 pm
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*The Maple Leafs are no sure thing for the playoffs, says James Mirtle, as the margin for error slims for Toronto.

*Alex Edler is struggling this season for the Vancouver Canucks: is this the new normal for him, or just a season gone horribly wrong?

*Ryan Lambert has one big thing we learned this week: that PHWA voters shouldn’t be foolish enough to deny Sidney Crosby his Hart Trophy this season.

*New goaltender Ryan Miller hopes his new St. Louis-inspired paint job isn’t the only topic of conversation for the Blues over the next few months.

*Wayne Simmonds has shown his all-around game for the Philadelphia Flyers this season.

*Rick Nash said that Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh should be the new captain of the Rangers stepping up for the departed Ryan Callahan.

*Paul Stewart has celebrated another birthday, and it’s pushed him to think about his amazing hockey career.

*A belated birthday wish to No. 4, Bobby Orr, who celebrated it yesterday, and has this photo celebration of him at SI.com through the years.

*For something completely different: I don’t know how I missed this the first time around,  but a great oral history of the Friday Night Lights TV show over at Grantland.