Morning Skate: Thursday, March 27

Morning Skate: Thursday, March 27
March 27, 2014, 12:45 pm
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* Craig Custance goes over the best college free agents available on the free market for NHL teams.
 
* Ever wonder how much an NHL player can chirp a referee? Kerry Fraser lets us know in his column at TSN.
 
* Dion Phaneuf calls in to a radio station in Toronto to apologize, and explain why he blew off the print and electronic media following a tough loss. Not exactly captain material, is he?
 
* A look at the Calgary Flames a year after the deal that sent Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and what direction the franchise is headed in.
 
* Worcester Sharks head coach Roy Sommer is set to reach the AHL record for games coached after a long, hard journey. Sommer does a great job with the Sharks’ AHL franchise.
 
* A bevy of Rangers players and personnel endorse Ryan McDonagh for the Norris Trophy.
 
* Bobby Ryan is done for the season after hernia surgery, so the Ottawa Senators now know how to spell O-V-E-R because that’s what their season is at this point.
 
* For something completely different: Bill Simmons tackles the action hero championship belt at Grantland.