Morning Skate: Tuesday, June 5

Morning Skate: Tuesday, June 5
June 5, 2012, 3:26 pm
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John Tortorella sits down with Bob Coasts and talks media idiots and tweeters on the NBC Sports Network.

The Flint Journal the hometown newspaper of record for Tim Thomas hometown has a few people close to Thomas standing behind his decision.

A funky piece of news from CSN Washington, who said that a porn star killer had previously blogged about Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin.

A good helping of Tim Thomas in the 30 thoughts of Elliotte Friedman this week as he attempts to uncover what exactly is going on.

Wayne Gretzky is at the Stanley Cup Finals games in Los Angeles, and hes touting the idea of renaming the Conn Smythe Trophy after Jean Beliveau. Thats a pretty excellent idea.

Justin Bourne examines how the Los Angeles Kings ended up as the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

Nicklas Lidstroms retirement leaves plenty of stories and memories behind in the city of Detroit.

Craig Custance wonders if Zach Parise and the New York Rangers will be making a connection in the offseason.

Former Rangers great Mark Messier tells the New York Post that the Rangers need more depth as they hope to move past the conference finals next season.

For something completely different: Baseball Prospectus and Derek Lowe are absolutely a marriage made in heaven.