Morning Skate: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Morning Skate: Thursday, August 22, 2013
August 22, 2013, 2:30 pm
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*Stephen Weiss is now a Detroit Red Wing, and the Winged Wheels are betting big on the former Florida Panthers forward.

*An interesting breakdown of the shooting distance for Philadelphia Flyers players last season.

*A pretty candid interview between the Vancouver Sun and the new Canucks head coach John Tortorella. He does make one thing clear, though: there will be no warm and fuzzy reunion with Larry Brooks.

*Patrick Sharp is hoping to make the Olympic team after putting together a solid career with the Chicago Blackhawks.

*Eric Staal is recovering nicely from knee surgery, and will be a key figure in the fate of the Carolina Hurricanes for this coming season…as it is with every hockey season down in Carolina.

*Bruins draft pick Seth Griffith is hoping that this upcoming season is spent with the Bruins organization rather than the London Knights.

*For something completely different: has put together a field of 64 battling it out for the best song of the millennium 13 years into the thick of things.