Morning Skate: Monday, Oct. 21

Morning Skate: Monday, Oct. 21
October 21, 2013, 2:15 pm
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* Dale Tallon expresses confidence in Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas, and the winning ways he’s trying to imbue in his teammates.
 
* Brandon Prust is out for a month with a shoulder injury, and that really subtracts toughness from the Montreal lineup when combined with the concussion to George Parros.

* Martin Biron calls it a career, and the entire media world weeps at the loss of a great quote along with a solid goaltender.
 
* Sidney Crosby admits he can’t possibly keep up the two-points-per-game pace he’s currently on with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

* Eric Duhatschek says that Ryan Miller really deserves a trade that would send him to the New York Islanders. Can’t say I blame him there, but I’d imagine he wants to be on the West Coast.
 
* Mark Divver has another edition of plus and minus from the weekend of Providence Bruins hockey action, including a rough set of statistics for Malcolm Subban’s start at the AHL level.
 
* For something completely different: a few thoughts on Eastbound and Down’s spectacular final season on HBO.