Morning Skate: Sunday, June 16

Morning Skate: Sunday, June 16
June 16, 2013, 4:15 pm
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  • Larry Brooks with a reasonable column opining Mark Messier should learn his coaching craft in the AHL if he wants to someday take over the New York Rangers as their bench boss. 
  • PK Subban wins a well-deserved Norris Trophy, and the Montreal Gazette has all of the details behind it. 
  • There’s no Hart Trophy for John Tavares despite a hard-earned finalist spot, but it won’t be last time he’s up for the league’s MVP honors.
  • Family, friends and teammates mourn a Latvian prospect in the Edmonton Oilers system that met a tragic, untimely death.
  • A sobering story of how easy addictive pain-killers can be to get for NHL players, and then abuse as the difficult strain put on a hockey player becomes greater and greater.
  • Brendan Shanahan meets with the Calgary Flames. There’s no punch line: Shanahan had a meeting with the Flames, and is reportedly interested in running a team as their general manager.
  • For something completely different: eight of ten men aspire to someday be fathers in the mind of the thing everybody wants to hear on Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, including mine who still gets playoff tickets in exchange for unlimited rides to and from the airport with no strings attached.