Morning Skate: Tuesday, June 5

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Morning Skate: Tuesday, June 5

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.

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.

*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.

*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.

*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.

*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.

*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres

*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.