Morning Skate: Tuesday, Nov. 19

Morning Skate: Tuesday, Nov. 19
November 19, 2013, 10:45 am
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* James Mirtle says that Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson is not to blame for the Maple Leafs scoring woes.
 
* An interesting look at the difference between the rebuilds for the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers, and why one has worked while the other one hasn’t exactly gone smoothly.
 
* Roberto Luongo has his tire pump all ready to go in a meeting with Florida Panthers goalie and Stanley Cup Final nemesis Tim Thomas.
 
* Thomas tells Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Harvey Filakov that he still has big Olympic aspirations for this season, and that it was one of his big reasons for returning this season. I guess it wasn’t to win a Cup with the Panthers.
 
* Mark Divver gives some plusses and minuses from the weekend with the Providence Bruins, and notes that Ryan Spooner “took over one of the games.”
 
* Ryan Dadoun from Pro Hockey Talks wonders if Rick Nash will be returning for the Tuesday night tilt against the Bruins at Madison Square Garden after being out since the first week of the season with a concussion.
 
* For something completely different: The worst wrong response ever given on the Family Feud.