Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, Jan. 23

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, Jan. 23
January 23, 2014, 12:45 pm
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*A bizarre report about a junior hockey writer stalking a WHL player, and threatening his life by the end of the day.

*Rory Boylen from the Hockey News weighs the Nathan Gerbe goal vs. Tomas Hertl goal for the “Wow” factor.

*Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins says his job as a head coach “could be on the line” as the Oilers continue to fumble wins away.

*A Newsday report states that Andrew MacDonald wants $5 million per season as he approaches unrestricted free agency. That should be too rich for the Islanders’ blood, and could spur on a trade if the Isles fall out of contention.

*Ryan Suter and Zach Parise both voiced a lot of hesitation and concern about potentially moving their families over to Sochi, Russia for the Olympics.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mick Colageo has a few interesting tidbits on the knobs of Malcolm Subban’s goalie sticks.

*For something completely different: this oral history of Swingers over at Grantland is so money, and doesn’t even know it.