Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, November 1

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, November 1
November 1, 2013, 2:45 pm
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*Rob Parent says the Philadelphia Flyers have brought Steve Downie back to stir a pot that’s been way too calm lately in the City of Brotherly Love.

*Dejan Kovacevic has a pretty good column on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis after he ripped out a tooth in between shifts against the Bruins on Wednesday night.  

*John Vogl wonders how much worse it can get for the Buffalo Sabres after another loss. What’s interesting is how little Ron Rolston has to say while all of this is going on. There’s a stunning lack of leadership for that franchise as they quickly sink in the Atlantic Division standings.

*Ryan Dadoun of Pro Hockey Talk has a piece on Braden Holtby thinking his Capitals should be more focused before games, rather than thinking it’s a “dance party” in the dressing room.

*The Blue Jackets GM tells Aaron Portzline that Marian Gaborik needs to start leading the way for Columbus.

*Interesting 30 Thoughts from Elliotte Friedman where he talks to a scout that thinks the Bruins defensemen corps might need some help beyond Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg.

*For something completely different: twelve thrilling facts about Michael Jackson’s Thriller on the day after Halloween.