Morning Skate: Friday, July 26

Morning Skate: Friday, July 26
July 26, 2013, 12:45 pm
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis says that Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf contract extensions are not on the front-burner.


  • The Carolina Hurricanes signed ex-Sabres forward Nate Gerbe to a one-year contract for short money in a deal that could really work out well for them: Gerbe is a nice mixture of good offensive skill and feistiness as one of the physically smallest players in the NHL.



  • Bruce Arthur writes a column on new GM Dave Nonis still needing to prove himself despite a contract extension with the Leafs.


  • Ken Campbell says that the NHL is ripe for an expansion to 32 teams, and that there is still a bevy of talented free agents remaining without teams as the hockey calendar prepares for the month of August.


  • For something completely different: terminally ill Simpsons creator Sam Simon is giving his fortune to charity in an affirming story of philanthropy.