Haggerty's Morning Skate: Oct. 3, 2013

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Oct. 3, 2013
October 3, 2013, 1:30 pm
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The favorites to win the Calder Trophy, according to our friends at Puck Daddy, which include Bruins defenseman Torey Krug.

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Ilya Bryzgalov is close to signing a deal with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL, according to a wild report that we really hope is true. Because that has reality show written all over it.

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Darren Dreger quotes a number of GM’s and Scotty Bowman as voices that want to get fighting out of the NHL. I have a number of quotes from playerS actually, you know, playing in the league that won’t ever go for it. You’ll be able to read them in my Monday NHL notes.

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Bruce Arthur opines about the new contract that makes Phil Kessel an $8 million a year man.

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Optimism abounds in Colorado where Patrick Roy attempted to climb over the boards to attack Bruce Boudreau. That guy is going to be must-see TV at the NHL level, and probably shouldn’t have been coaching teenagers before now.

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For something different: Jesse Ventura said if the government is going to shut down, then people shouldn’t have to pay taxes. Can’t say I disagree with the man.