- In praise of Adam Oates as the Washington Capitals continue their solid run from about midway through this season.
- FOH (Friend of Haggs) Chris Johnston breaks down what went wrong for the Maple Leafs in Game 1, and what they plan on doing differently.
- Elliotte Friedman lets everybody in on his NHL Awards ballot, and his 30 Thoughts for the week.
- Carolina columnist Eric DeCock thinks the Hurricanes need to consider trading Jeff Skinner for some defensemen help.
- The Ottawa Sun uses bloody images from the aftermath of the Eric Gryba/Lars Eller collision as their front page fodder. That’s going to ruffle a few feathers in 911-happy Montreal.
- Brian Burke is taking a stand against the unseemly world of the online haters, and should have everyone backing up behind him in support.
- For something completely different: SportsNet TV reporter Ian Mendes is a rebel and a loner. Okay, well maybe he’s neither of those things, but he is addicted to naps.
Morning Skate: May 3
May 3, 2013, 2:30 pm