Morning Skate: Tuesday, May 8

Morning Skate: Tuesday, May 8
May 8, 2012, 5:25 pm
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Heres a story on Dustin Brown tearing it up for the Kings, and leading without any fiery speeches or overplayed dressing room drama.

The Vancouver Canucks sign GM Mike Gillies to a multi-year deal that will ensure the Canucks continue to build teams that will fold when the moment gets too big for them.

The New York Times Chris Botta says that Brad Richards wasnt a giant factor for the Rangers throughout the regular season, but hes come on strong in the playoffs. Thats exactly what the Rangers envisioned when they brought him in.

Emotions are still raw for the St. Louis Blues after getting dominated by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round, but there was always a feeling at this address that the Blues lack of offense was going to hurt them.

Katie Carrera says that Joel Ward goes from playoff hero to playoff goat for the Washington Capitals after taking a high-sticking double minor that allowed the game-tying and game-winning goals on the power play.

Johan Franzen is ripping it up for Team Sweden in the World Championships, but thats come too late for the Detroit Red Wings, obviously.

Henrik Lundqvist is making his case for a Conn Smythe, and one could say the same for Mike Smith and Jonathan Quick.

For something completely different: The terrorists ruin everything. Now the term underwear bomb cant be used a punch line anymore. Damn.