Haggerty's Morning Skate: Wednesday, June 11

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Wednesday, June 11
June 11, 2014, 11:30 am
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*The Hockey News provides a list of the top 10 candidates to be traded this offseason, and Brad Marchand has made the cut for the Bruins.

*A mock NHL Draft for those draftniks that are into that sort of thing.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Joe Yerdon has Matt Niskanen promising that the Dan Bylsma firing won’t affect his decision on whether or not to return to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

*The Maple Leafs confirm that they are one of several teams considering a move up to the No. 1 spot in the draft as the Florida Panthers have made the pick available.

*Martin Biron was a guest on Toucher and Rich, and opined that the Bruins don’t need to get faster as a team. I respect Biron’s opinion, but he’s 100 percent dead wrong about the Black and Gold. Certainly they don’t need to become an undersized group of speedsters like the Canadiens, but it was obvious they didn’t have enough game-breaking speed in their lineup. It was one of the biggest weaknesses on the team, and something that should be addressed on the back end and front end in the offseason.

*Rich Hammond wonders if tonight will be the night for the Los Angeles Kings looking for a Stanley Cup sweep, and their second Cup in the last three years. Can you say “budding dynasty”?

*For something completely different: some lowdown on the future plans for Survivor, and a potential all-winners season.