Morning Skate: Monday, July 30

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Morning Skate: Monday, July 30

Apparently Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are going to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday. This ought to be good, and include somebody being called a "smelly pirate hooker." Would love to see Ferrell do a hockey movie after he took a swing at the world of figure skating.
Old friend Laura Behnke sits down with Rick Nash to talk about his excitement joining the New York Rangers.
The Rick Nash trade has brought flexibility to the forward lines among the Columbus Blue Jackets. So they have that going for them. Which is nice.
Chuck Gormley from CSNWashington.com wonders whether the Washington Capitals are better, worse or the same after their offseason moves.
The beginning of the Todd Bertuzzi trial has been delayed.
Kevin Allen from USA Today breaks down some moves and maneuvers that could still happen within the world of the NHL.
An investor calls Seattle the best market in the United States that doesnt have a hockey team. It would make for a heck of a rivalry with the Vancouver Canucks and give them somebody thats easy to travel back-and-forth from.
For something completely different: very compelling stuff with US gymnastic team members Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman last night in London at the Summer Olympics.

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while marveling at the Bruins setting a franchise record this season for fewest practices in a regular season. Thanks compacted schedule due to the World Cup!

*Pavel Zacha is adjusting to life as a rookie in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, and things are getting better as they go along.

*Manitoba Moose players relive their favorite Star Wars moments prior to the team holding their Star Wars Night.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Elliotte Friedman sits down with new Florida Panthers head coach Tom Rowe to discuss the massive changes in that organization with the firing of Gerard Gallant.

*Good for Anders Nilson putting a rainbow decal on the back of his goalie to mask to support some gay friends that have faced public resistance in their lives.

*Bruce Garrioch has his weekly NHL notes with several players, including Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald, potentially on the trade block if anybody wants them.

*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suffering a broken leg that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.

*There was no blood for the Vancouver Canucks fans, but there was still plenty of drama in a win over the Maple Leafs.

*For something completely different: The World Baseball Classic works for everybody except for Major League Baseball, and that would appear to be a problem.