Morning Skate: Wednesday, April 25

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, April 25

The Montreal Gazette has the story of Max Pacioretty being named a Masterton Trophy Finalist while coming back from a Zdeno Chara hit devastated him last spring.

The Windsor Star says that changes are in the offing for a Detroit Red Wings veteran hockey club that was one and done in the playoffs this spring.

Roberto Luongo is willing to waive his no-trade clause and it could very well be that the Canucks are willing to entertain trading him after a first round exit against the Los Angeles Kings.

Daniel Alfredsson offers a public apology after losing it on the bench during Game 6 of their series against the New York Rangers.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys have the story that Ryan Kesler could also be traded by a Canucks organization that has clearly decided that some changes are necessary.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jesse Spector has his Five-hole column with random thoughts on Claude Giroux, Sidney Crosby, Roberto Luongo and Raffi Torres among others.

The New York Post writes that Chris Kreider has impressed John Tortorella with his mettle and skill while performing ably during the playoff series against the Senators once Carl Hagelin was suspended.

For something a little different: New Jack Edwards gets everybody pumped for Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs with many more rhythm and rhymes courtesy of Toucher and Rich.

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Jumbo Joe energizes Team Canada

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Tuesday, Sept. 27: Jumbo Joe energizes Team Canada

Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering exactly what “semi-exact” means.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Josh Cooper has a piece on Jumbo Joe Thornton bringing an ageless energy to Team Canada.

*If you’re wondering where former B’s farmhand goaltender Jeremy Smith ended up, he’s now with the Colorado Avalanche.

*The Hockey News believes that the Bruins will be back in the playoffs this season after a two-year absence.

*While I appreciate the Hockey News linking to my work, I feel like it’s a key piece of info that I’m the Bruins Insider for CSN New England and not NESN.

*Is Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger the man with the plan to defeat a Team Canada juggernaut in the World Cup of Hockey.

*Dustin Byfuglien had an interesting take on the World Cup after flaming out with Team USA: “It is what it is. I didn’t really enjoy it.”

*For something completely different: this is not your father’s Converse, but it’s a sleek look that the kids are gonna love.