Haggerty's Morning Skate: Tuesday, June 17

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Tuesday, June 17
June 17, 2014, 12:30 pm
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*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Halford cites a report that the NHL will hold just two outdoor games next season. It sounds like the league is toning down on the Stadium Series a bit, eh?

*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Dustin Brown giving credit to the LA Kings’ success to GM Dean Lombardi, who has done a great job building a contender.

*Calgary Sun scribe Randy Sportak has the next phase of the Calgary Flames rebuilding process under Brian Burke and Co.

*The Days of Y'Orr boys give Shawn Thornton the proper video sendoff as he ends his time with the Boston Bruins.

*Ray Whitney and Tim Thomas have reached the end of the line in Dallas as the Stars are moving on from a group of veteran players. That might be a wrap on Thomas’ hockey career after he ended things bouncing from Florida to Dallas, and was on the bench in the playoffs. It was a great hockey career regardless, but the bizarre ending in Boston probably cost him any chance he might have had the Hockey Hall of Fame, and that’s a shame.

*An excerpt from a Hockey News book about the NHL’s great records: this one about Bobby Orr’s record point total as a defenseman.

*For something completely different: Kevin Costner returns to the Iowa cornfield set of Field of Dreams for a 25th reunion in something that sounded pretty damned cool if you knew it was happening.