Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, Sept. 26

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, Sept. 26
September 26, 2013, 1:15 pm
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*Brendan Shanahan responds to those critical of the punishments handed down from the Department of Player Safety in the John Scott/Phil Kessel affair.

*Former Bruins defenseman Wade Redden waits to get a call from an NHL team while working out with the Kelowna Rockets.

*The NHL fined Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston for “player selection” that helped cause the Scott/Kessel incident, and other NHL coaches are fuming about the precedent that’s being set.

*David Clarkson really, really cares. In fact the Toronto Maple Leafs power forward may just care a little too much.

*We heard a ton about Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz last summer as he held a free agent sweepstakes for a new team, but now the second-year defenseman is simply working hard to improve along with the rest of the young Oil crew.

*A look at the preseason measurements for the Boston Bruins, per the Hockey News, and a predicted top finish in the Atlantic Division.

*For something completely different: a look at the final season of Eastbound and Down with Kenny Powers. It’s been a glorious run in the gutter.