Morning Skate: Friday, May 4

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Morning Skate: Friday, May 4

Elliotte Friedman has his 30 thoughts for the week at hisCBC.cablog and shares that a number of other NHL GMs believe the Bruins are going to deal Tim Thomas over the summer. Those same GMs say there would most definitely be a market for the two-time Vezina Trophy winner.

Michael Farber has the story of Ilya Kovalchuk overcoming injury to power his New Jersey Devils to an overtime victory in Game 3 over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys say Kovalchuks performance is drawing world-class reviews, and thats at the other end of the spectrum from much-maligned fellow Russian Alex Radulov.

The Chicago Sun-Times has the story of Marian Hossa talking about his slow recovery from a brutal Raffi Torres hit on the day that the Phoenix hatchet man decided to appeal his 25-game suspension.

The Habs have put out a video introducing their new GM, Marc Bergevin, to the Canadiens fans in Montreal. He should be a very good choice by the Molson Family.

The buzz for the Los Angeles Kings is slowly building in Los Angeles, and theyre just one more win away from a berth in the conference finals.

Fluto Shinzawa from the Boston Globe has the Bs management disappointed in their first round exit.

For something com completely different, the real numbers behind the Red Sox sellout streak. Credit the DA show on 98.5 the Sports Hub for getting the ball rolling on this topic of conversation before it would end up in the Globe.