Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, October 31

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, October 31
October 31, 2013, 1:30 pm
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*A Russian politician has made the connection between Semyon Varlamov domestic violence arrest, and a conspiracy to weaken the Russian National Hockey Team in an Olympic year. Ummm…okay.

*Brian Burke pens a guest column with the USA Today in defense of fighting within the pro hockey ranks, and it’s an excellent read.

*A statistical mix-up means that Jaromir Jagr did not actually become the all-time leader in game-winning goals a few days ago. Gordie Howe still holds the all-time record for game-winners.

*The Dallas Stars simply need to get to their “happy place” in order to start winning hockey games. That is some very hard core hockey analysis.

*Mike Smith’s puck-handling is one of the many things that sets him apart from some of the other goalie competition.

*A natural hat trick for Jonathan Toews, who continues to shoulder a heavy production load for the Chicago Blackhawks while making it look easy.

*Cam Neely and Mike Richter are getting together on a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade to help promote the Thanksgiving Showdown matinee between the Bruins and the Rangers in Boston on the day after Turkey Day.

*For something completely different: Plenty of good Survivor and Walking Dead talk over at Entertainment Weekly’s website.