Morning Skate: Friday, March 1, 2013

Morning Skate: Friday, March 1, 2013
March 1, 2013, 2:00 pm
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* Steve Stamkos was embarrassed one day after his Tampa Bay Lightning dropped a game to the New York Rangers. Love to see the leadership from their young superstar.

* The Calgary management team is “clueless and pointless” after putting in an offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly that would have cost them coveted draft picks, according to Damien Cox.

* Eye on Hockey Blog says that NHL realignment should wait on things with no perfect solution. That’s not realistic given what Winnipeg has gone through over the past two years. They need a change.

* Jordan Subban is looking to make a big draft impression after older brothers P.K. and Malcolm have paved the way through for their talented younger sibling.

* Josh Tavares wants more out of his NHL career than simply toiling away in obscurity for the New York Islanders.

* Here’s the blueprint that Chicago Blackhawks executive Stan Bowman has used to craft the unbeaten Chicago Blackhawks team that’s taking the world by storm.

* Local boy done good Charlie Coyle resumes his rapid climb through the hockey ranks in Minnesota.

* For something completely different: The failing front man for hire is destroying the Rock God mystique of the last 40 years.