Morning Skate: Monday, Jan. 20

Morning Skate: Monday, Jan. 20
January 20, 2014, 4:45 pm
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Anyone need a head coach? John Tortorella is available.

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* A really interesting look at the long, tangled, argument-filled history between John Tortorella and Bob Hartley that dates back to their days together in the AHL.
 
* An interesting study by Sportsnet that says injuries are costing the NHL over $200 million a season.

* PHT writer Mike Halford has Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff saying that the slumping Stars are on “red alert” after going 1-7-1 to start the 2014 season.

* Defenseman Tim Gleason has been flourishing since his trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs from the Carolina Hurricanes.
 
* Calgary Flames GM Brian Burke sees few untouchables on his roster as the buyers get desperate for help prior to the Olympic roster freeze.
 
* The Globe and Mail’s Roy MacGregor says Rick Nash is proving that he deserves a spot on Team Canada after beating out Milan Lucic for the left wing power forward slot.
 
* Here’s the Good, the Bad and the Ugly from last weekend with the Providence Bruins, per the Providence Journal’s Mark Divver.

* For something completely different: Some thoughts on the reboot of “Flowers in the Attic,” which is one of the most disturbingly weird movies I saw before adulthood.