Morning Skate: April 26

Morning Skate: April 26
April 26, 2013, 2:30 pm
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  • New Jersey Devils forward David Clarkson doesn’t have any kind of preconceived plan for free agency when it hits on July 1.
  • A heart-warming story about how Matt Cooke relies on family and the city of Pittsburgh when the world gets mean to him.
  • Ilya Kovalchuk says that 2013 was probably his worst season through injuries and a tough 48-game compacted schedule.
  • Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gary Lawless says that “something more is required” as the Jets once again fall just short of the playoffs.
  • In a related development, former Bruins forward Blake Wheeler says “I’m sick of going home” when the playoffs begin.
  • CSN Philly compatriot Tim Panaccio notes the team awards handed out to Flyers players as their season winds down.
  • For something completely different: incredible story of the Chinese carjacking victim recounting a harrowing night with the two Marathon bombing terrorists.