Haggerty's Morning Skate: Tuesday, May 27

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Tuesday, May 27
May 27, 2014, 12:00 pm
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*Some great analysis from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Greg Wyshynski about the hiring of Brian MacLellan as new GM of the Washington Capitals, and invokes an extended Office Space metaphor in fine form. I’ve got to be honest: my overwhelming thought is “here’s the new boss, same as the old boss.” How could you possibly think an internal hire is going to affect major change? It just makes no sense, and would seem more to be about management not having unilateral power in major hockey decisions.  

*Tennessean Preds beat writer Josh Cooper gives his thoughts on how Barry Trotz will hold up as the new coach of the Washington Capitals.

*Ty Anderson wonders aloud whether the Bruins’ season was a success or a failure in the final analysis. It’s a failure in this writer’s opinion when a team of Boston’s caliber doesn’t push further than the second round of the postseason. 

*Carey Price practices with the Montreal Canadiens this morning, and adds some intrigue to a Rangers/Canadiens playoff series that really didn’t need anymore.

*Ryan Dadoun has Duncan Keith opining that it “wouldn’t be worth winning” the Stanley Cup without some adversity as the Chicago Blackhawks are down 3-1 in their series against the Los Angeles Kings.

*Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals, and finally having that Stanley Cup Final stage that he’s been waiting for in his entire NHL career. Winning that Cup is one of the big boxes on the check list for King Henrik becoming a Hall of Fame goaltender.

*Six deep questions facing the Vancouver Canucks this summer during an offseason of turnover.

*For something completely different: people are being ticketed by certain American cities for feeding the homeless. Really.