Haggerty's Morning Skate: Tuesday, July 2

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Tuesday, July 2
July 2, 2014, 3:30 pm
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*Sean McIndoe recaps the NHL draft for Grantland. Was great meeting the legendary “Down Goes Brown” last weekend.

*Benoit Pouliot signs a five-year, $20 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers, and everybody in Boston laughs. There is zero shot he is going to live up to that contract after being a pleasant surprise as a bargain basement free agent over the last few years.

*NHL irritant Steve Downie executes the “brotherly shove” move by signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

*Nick Cotsonika has his winners and losers in NHL free agency after an unprecedented day of spending by NHL general managers. Hint: the Bruins weren’t on either list, as they shouldn’t be.

*Flyers center Claude Giroux arrested in Ottawa for getting a little “handsy” with a police officer.

*Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning after Ryan Callahan gave the positive scouting report.

*Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron are stars in the advanced stats world, as chronicled by the Sporting News.

*For something completely different: the Styx and Foreigner tour buses caught on fire. Tough break for the 1980’s.