Morning Skate: Friday, June 15


Morning Skate: Friday, June 15

Michael Russo checks in with Ryan Suters agent and finds that theres no list of teams he will or wont agree to play for.

The Devils and the Zach Parise are still considering their future together after the Stanley Cup Finals are over.

The Los Angeles Kings have their parade celebration and commence a summer of celebration after their first Cup championship.

Former Boston University hockey assistant coach Dave Quinn joins the Colorado Avalanche staff for next season.

Northeastern standout Steve Quailer signs with the Montreal Canadiens after a promising Hockey East career.

The Winnipeg Jets are bracing for the possibility that goaltender Ondrej Pavelec might be getting ready to bolt for the NHL, and here are some of the alternative netminder solutions.

How much offense did Nail Yakupov miss out on due to a knee injury last season and will it affect his draft status? Not likely.

For something completely different: Adrian Wojnarowski writes that David Sterns tantrum with Jim Rome is another sign that the NBA Commissioner needs to give up the throne. I completely disagree, but its a great read anyway.

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while feeling like Warren Beatty took the sneaky way out by handing that wrong Academy Award card to Faye Dunaway last night. Clearly he knew something was amiss and he let her step into it. Kind of a weasel move if you asked me.

-- An interesting letter from FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle about the pay wall involving The Athletic sports website in Toronto.

-- Dean Lombardi and the Los Angeles Kings dealing for Ben Bishop is about more than just an insurance policy for Jonathan Quick.

-- FOH Mike Halford has the Minnesota Wild going for it with their trade for Martin Hanzal, but also keeping him from the other teams in the West.

-- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Penguins are in great shape after winning the Cup last spring, and it’s clear they’re in good hands after Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle opted not to sell the franchise.

-- Kyle Quincey is being held out of the lineup in New Jersey because of pending trades, and the wonder is who else in New Jersey might be getting dealt.

-- Gabriel Landeskog and his Colorado Avalanche teammates know the trade deadline is coming. It would certainly be weird if they didn’t.

-- The San Jose Sharks feel fortunate for the timing of their bye week as it was clear that they needed a break.

-- For something completely different: Gronk was busy doing Gronk things at the Daytona 500 over the weekend.