Morning Skate: Thursday, May 31


Morning Skate: Thursday, May 31

Interesting piece about whether size really matters for players in the NHL. Id say no in the universal sense, given that there are more 5-foot-8, 180-pound players in the world of hockey than any other sport. But what do I know?

Good piece by New England Hockey Journal scribe Adam Kaufman on Chris Bourque fulfilling a lifelong dream with his trade to the Boston Bruins.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Nick Cotsonika with a good piece on Anze Kopitars overtime goal serving as the beauty mark on an otherwise brutal Stanley Cup Final game.

A list of potential head coaches for the Edmonton Oilers, provided by the Oilers Nation blog.

Kevin Allen from the USA Today writes that the Devils missed golden opportunities to take Game 1 from the Kings, and they may came to regret it.

Stan Bowman knows replacing assistant coach Mike Haviland will be crucial for the Chicago Blackhawks, and that begs the question why they got rid of a quality coach in the first place.

Steve Yzerman gives some thoughts on Nicklas Lidstroms retirement announced today by the Hall of Fame defenseman.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys says that the Calgary Flames will be hiring Bob Hartley as their head coach, which should make those reporting his impending job with the Montreal Canadiens very disappointed.

Great piece by FOH Alan Siegel on the Toucher and Rich show creating a unique niche in the Boston sports talk radio scene. Im very happy to be a tiny little part of their show, and not surprised by their success in the least.

For something.completely different: Arsenio Hall is in my house and hes looking for a return to Late Night. Whoop. Whoop. Whoop

Haggerty: Think this is the final nail in the coffin for Claude Julien

Haggerty: Think this is the final nail in the coffin for Claude Julien

Joe Haggerty explains why he thinks the Boston Bruins loss to the Detriot Red Wings was the final nail in the coffin for Claude Julien.