Morning Skate: Friday, January 25, 2013

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Morning Skate: Friday, January 25, 2013

Gauging the St. Louis Blues explosive Russian rookie and just how good that he can be.

Mike Babcock sees plenty of opportunity within all of the Detroit Red Wings injuries that have cropped up in Detroit.

An interview with the head of CBC Sports Programming by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Steve Lepore.

John Tortorella blasts the media for a "stupid question" after getting queried about the fitness level of his team coming out of the NHL lockout.

Some of the Buffalo Sabres are missing their roommates on the road that are no longer required in the new CBA.

Is it time to panic for the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals after sluggish starts to the season?

Should Nail Yakupov be crucified for his goal-scoring celebration in the final seconds of regulation last night? I thought it was harmless fun.

For something completely different: Luke Perry finally chooses between Brenda and Kelly after all these 90210 years.

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.