Morning Skate: Wednesday, July 24

Morning Skate: Wednesday, July 24
July 24, 2013, 10:00 am
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*The Vancouver Canucks have had a busy summer already, and announced some good news with the future retirement of Pavel Bure’s number to the rafters.

*Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick makes good on a wager made with Illinois concerning the Stanley Cup Final.

*Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish says that the new personnel with the Oil will more greatly suit their style of play.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Tracey Myers says that Brandon Saad and Nick Leddy will get their shot to make the Team USA Olympic roster.

*Jimmy Howard handicaps the goaltending competition for Team USA’s Olympic squad that does not include Great American Hero, Tim Thomas.

*Marc Andre-Fleury didn’t make the cut for Team Canada’s Olympic Orientation Camp, and the media in Pittsburgh is wondering how their fragile goaltender is going to handle it all.

*Justin Bourne opines on NHL travel, rest and the 2013-14 schedule that will be more difficult on most teams not named Winnipeg and Detroit.

*For something completely different: this professional hit on Alex Rodriguez pretty much gets the job done.