Morning Skate: Tuesday, Nov. 5

Morning Skate: Tuesday, Nov. 5
November 5, 2013, 10:00 am
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Take a spin around the NHL with Joe Haggerty's links for Monday.

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* Frank Seravalli explains to Marek and Wyshynski why Ray Emery was chosen for his third start in game where he jumped Braden Holtby in a fight that’s caused plenty of ballyhoo around the NHL.

* Some troubling stories about retired NHL players dealing with concussion issues is just the tip of the iceberg, according to the Hockey News. 

* NHL is discussing potential 10-game suspensions for goaltenders engaging in fights, which I think would be a ridiculous result of the Emery/Holtby situation.

* Michael Grange has an interview with Tyler Seguin about returning to Boston, and I find it interesting Seguin calls reports of his misbehavior “unfortunate” while not actually refuting any of the stuff.  

* Ken Dryden makes his case for getting rid of fighting within the NHL, and basically says that the NHL’s best player of all time, Bobby Orr, is wrong for saying differently. Those are fighting words in Boston.

* Wayne Scanlon says it’s now time for Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner to step into the spotlight with Craig Anderson once again dealing with an injury. 

* For something completely different: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford isn’t much of a figure in Boston, but the story surrounding his misbehavior is pretty fascinating.