Haggerty's Morning Skate: Monday, April 28

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Monday, April 28
April 28, 2014, 12:45 pm
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*Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says the Caps “weren’t trending toward being able to compete for a Cup”, and that forced his hand in getting rid of Adam Oates and George McPhee.

*Hal Gill is in a positive state of mind despite struggling badly against the New York Rangers when he finally had a chance to play.

*Patrice Bergeron talks about poise, the Montreal Canadiens and playoff beards in his latest diary entry for ESPNBoston.

*Congrats to the NHL and the Burke Family for being recognized during the Equality Forum in Philly last weekend.

*Montreal is the toughest team left in the Eastern Conference for the Bruins on their possible journey to another Stanley Cup Final appearance, according to me during my Toucher and Rich appearance on 98.5 the Sports Hub this morning.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has T.J. Oshie saying that “this should have been the year” for the St. Louis Blues. The Chicago Blackhawks definitely beg to differ.

*For something completely different: Doc Rivers’ son has some pretty thoughtful, interesting response to the Donald Sterling racism accusations that materialized this weekend against the LA Clippers owner.