Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, July 18

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, July 18
July 18, 2014, 11:00 am
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*Don’t ever change, Tyler Seguin. Don’t ever change. Incidentally he’s also back on Twitter and appears to have improved the password on his phone so he doesn’t get “hacked” again. Hard to really come down on Seguin, though, when you get glimpses like this of the fun-loving kid we got to know behind the scenes in Boston, and you couple that with a maturity gained from the Boston-to-Dallas situation.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Halford says that Curtis Glencross won’t be giving the Calgary Flames a hometown discount on his next contract.

*The Days of YOrr boys are at it with Milan Lucic fighting around the world. Incidentally and unfortunately, Lucic announced on Twitter that he’s not going to host his annual Rock & Jock charity softball tournament this summer, which was always a great event for Bruins fans.

*Mike Babcock isn’t worried about his hard-driving coaching style potentially steering free agents away from the Red Wings.

*Adam Proteau from the Hockey News has some suggestions for how to fix the broken “in-game entertainment experience” at NHL arenas. I’ve got to be honest in saying that I haven’t seen this as a big issue having been to home games in all 30 NHL rinks the past couple of years.

*The Maple Leafs are the NHL’s most valuable franchise, but would they be even more valuable if they were actually any good? I’m sure they would be nominally more valuable, but I actually don’t think it makes that much of a difference. Which is probably part of the problem.

*For something completely different: Peter Chianca gives his thoughts on each of the new tracks on Weird Al’s album. It’s been funny to watch all of the closet Weird Al fans storm the old Twitter machine this week singing his praises.