Morning Skate: Monday, Mar. 10

Morning Skate: Monday, Mar. 10
March 10, 2014, 11:30 am
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* PHT’s Ryan Dadoun has the story on Tim Thomas Bobblehead Day with the Florida Panthers…four days after he was traded to make room for Roberto Luongo. Got to love that Florida Panthers organization.
 
* Ryan Lambert, of Yahoo! Sports, with his weekly laundry list of things that he learned, including a lobbying job for an interference penalty on Johnny Boychuk.

* CBC reporter Tim Wharmsby discusses some of the items that will be on the agenda at the NHL GM Meetings, including a potential improvement to the shootout circus sideshow currently used to decide tie games.
 
* Eric Staal does not want to be put in the same position as Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan with his contract coming up soon.

* Arthur Staple from Newsday has Islanders head coach Jack Capuano starting to feel the hot seat on Long Island just a little bit.

* Matt Stajan is on leave from the Calgary Flames after the horribly tragic death of his child. Prayers and condolences to the Stajan family for something no parent should ever have to go through.
 
* Pretty cool development where "Strombo" will be the new host of Hockey Night in Canada. I’ve always really enjoyed watching him doing his thing as a talk show host in Canada.
 
* For something completely different: I had no idea Rashard Mendenhall was such a good writer, but I do now after he used his own eloquent words to describe why he’s retiring from the NHL at 26 years old.