Morning Skate: Monday, July 9

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Morning Skate: Monday, July 9

Mike Russo details the behind the scenes details that brought both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to the Minnesota Wild this summer. Good stuff by one of the NHLs best reporters.

If the Columbus Blue Jackets cant get what they want for Rick Nash, then maybe they should hold on to him. Yeah. Thats going to foster a healthy situation in Columbus if your superstar doesnt want to be there. Good idea.

If the Nashville Predators arent ready to show Shea Weber the money then they should probably trade him, according to a Tennessean columnist.

A look at the undervalued Alex Semin by unbiased, clear-thinking, justice-seeking Cam Charron as he travels from place-to-place on the NHL free agent market looking for a place to play.

Nicklas Lidstrom has opted to stay in the Detroit Red Wings front office after retirement.

The Detroit Free Press wonders if Shane Doan might be in the cards for the Detroit Red Wings as he starts looking for other suitors outside of Phoenix?

FOH (Friend of Haggs) and nut-buster extraordinaire Ryan Lambert continues the look at the still-available Alex Semin on the free agent market via Yahoo! Sports.

For something completely different: Vicente Padilla has accused Mark Teixeira of racism and threatening violence against him in the past. Yowzers.

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.