Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, June 26

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Thursday, June 26
June 26, 2014, 2:45 pm
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*Allan Muir has a bit about Mike Johnston being named new coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins after a flawed search process.

*Good video piece from TSN’s Michael Farber about the Pittsburgh Penguins tanking for the right to draft Mario Lemieux way back when.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has the Winnipeg Jets GM saying “that Evander Kane is a Winnipeg Jet” from their standpoint.

*The agent for Patrick Sharp says that any trade rumors involving his client are not rooted in truth, justice or the American Way.

*An interesting piece on the Vancouver Canucks getting back to their simple Western Canadian roots after a period of arrogance, as identified by British Columbia native Mark Recchi three years ago.

*Former Boston University standout Matt Gilroy will play in Russia next season after giving it a go for five years in the NHL.

*Good piece from Nancy Marrapese-Burrell about Ryan Donato following in the footsteps of his father, Ted, in getting drafted this weekend.

For something completely different: is HBO’s big, new drama for the summer actually any good?