Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, Aug. 15

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, Aug. 15
August 15, 2014, 12:00 pm

*A beer league hockey player is facing criminal charges after lighting up an opponent in a non-contact league, and the ramifications of the incident could have a ripple effect on recreational hockey.

*Brad Marchand is just playing some rugby and talking trash in Halifax, courtesy of our friends at The Score.

*Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving is tight-lipped when it comes to potentially chasing after Kevin Hayes should the former Chicago Blackhawks first round pick become a free agent this weekend.

*Former Blackhawks first-round pick Kyle Beach signs in Austria after never making it to the NHL, and never coming close to some that thought he could be a Milan Lucic-type in the NHL.

*NHL commissioner Gary Bettman does the ALS ice bucket challenge, and shows plenty of good humor along the way.

*Phil Kessel tells the Toronto media that he’ll let his playing do the talking this season, something that’s always been the case for the introverted NHL star.

*Teddy Purcell said that he has no hard feelings toward the Tampa Bay Lightning after they traded away the University of Maine product.

*For something completely different: Sylvester Stallone blames Arnold Schwarzenegger as the reason he took some of his worst movie roles in the 1980’s. I wonder if that includes Oscar and Judge Dredd?