Morning Skate: Tuesday, Oct. 29

Morning Skate: Tuesday, Oct. 29
October 29, 2013, 5:15 pm
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* A breakdown of some of the differences between Flyers head coach Craig Berube and former bench boss Peter Laviolette a month into the season.
* Andy Strickland has the story on Alex Steen breaking through with the St. Louis Blues on a trajectory that’s been trending this way for quite some time.

* Cam Cole says that Alex Ovechkin is creating quite a buzz while visiting with his Washington Capitals, but notes that something is still missing there.

* Good piece by Jon Vogl on the return of Lindy Ruff to Buffalo as the head coach of the Dallas Stars.

* AHL enforcer Bobby Robins fought in his first game back with the Providence Bruins, and did in a pink hockey sweater. That’s impressive.
* Pittsburgh columnist Dejan Kovacevic deserves points for trying to pen something explaining what goes into being a sports journalist, but his cavalier approach to the importance of sports knowledge in our field just struck me wrong. You should always have time to learn and better your understanding of the field on which you write and report.
* Kerry Fraser with an interesting take on the Zdeno Chara/Tommy Wingels hit: he believes it didn’t merit the level of a suspension, but believes there should have been a minor penalty as a result of the play. I wrote the same thing, though I thought it should have been interference rather than high-sticking or a check to the head.
* For something completely different: A new never-before-seen blooper reel from the first Star Wars movie.