Morning Skate: Thursday, August 8

Morning Skate: Thursday, August 8
August 8, 2013, 11:00 am
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*Calder Trophy nominee Brendan Gallagher is looking to avoid a sophomore slump, and says there is still plenty to prove.

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*Good interview between SB Nation’s Steve Lepore and New Fox 1 anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole as they move from a major Canadian platform at TSN to prominence in the US.

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*The Lake Placid Arena scene of the 1980 Miracle on Ice still provides plenty of aura to hockey lovers just by walking into the building. I can fully testify to that while covering the Bruins’ practices there during their Stanley Cup run between playoff games in Montreal.

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*A list of the top 10 unrestricted free agents that have yet to be resigned in this summer of free agency.

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*It appears the NHL is about to take over the severely-in-debt New Jersey Devils. I’d heard persistent whispers of this last summer, and it looks like it’s about to become a reality this year.

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*Chad Larose skipped his exit interview with the Carolina Hurricanes, and finally goes on the record as to what happened.

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*UMass Lowell hockey head coach Norm Bazin signs an extension with the River Hawks through 2018.

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*For something completely different: interesting piece from Sanjay Gupta, who was made a 180 degree change on his views surrounding medicinal marijuana.

 

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