- Maple Leafs forward Clarke McArthur has a whole different mindset during this trade deadline rather than other ones that he’s been through.
- Elliotte Friedman has his 30 thoughts for the week including several from a chat with Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates.
- The Marc Staal eye injury stands as the latest piece of evidence that NHL players should succumb to mandatory use of protective visors.
- Interesting take from former NHL referee Kerry Fraser on Claude Julien’s “embellishment” debate and some ways for the rule-makers to police it.
- It’s a big week for the Philadelphia Flyers as they attempt to start climbing up the Eastern Conference standings, says CSNPhilly.com Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio.
- The Blue Jackets aren’t quite ready to start wheeling and dealing with a month to go until the NHL trade deadline.
- The Florida Panthers get a big win against the Winnipeg Jets, but lost Stephen Weiss for the rest of the season to a wrist injury. There goes some trade collateral for the Panthers.
- The Calgary Flames are feeling the heat as the trade rumors warm up around the Western Conference pretender.
- For something completely different: Paul Rudd talks about the Ron Burgundy sequel and his epic moustache.
Morning Skate: March 6th
March 6, 2013, 1:00 pm