Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, Nov. 21

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, Nov. 21
November 21, 2013, 3:00 pm

*Alain Vigneault doesn’t seem all that enamored with the work of Michael Del Zotto, and it’s not difficult to understand why. I was amazed at the way he would give up the blue line to on-rushing Bruins forwards during last year’s playoffs, and his general passive approach in the postseason pressure cooker.

*Rob Rossi hits up Alex Ovechkin for some advice to struggling fellow Russian Evgeni Malkin, who is having a really hard time offensively.

*Sean McIndoe takes a look at the genius and folly of some of his NHL preseason predictions.

*Personal experience with concussions and head injuries alter Rick Nash’s perspective toward his fellow NHLPA members.   

*An interesting New York Times piece about Tyler Seguin, and the “brash young talent finding new focus in Dallas.”

*Dany Heatley hasn’t been the same guy since leaving the Ottawa Senators, and is finding reality all the more difficult as he reaches the final stages of his career with the Minnesota Wild.

*For something completely different: they are still looking for somebody to take on the new adaptation of “The Stand”, my favorite Stephen King book.

*Song of the Week: Red Light from Eddie Murphy and Snoop Lion. Yes, you read that correctly, and it is most definitely better than “Party All the Time.”