Morning Skate: Monday, June 11


Morning Skate: Monday, June 11

Steve Simmons says that the Devils are keeping the chaos out of their room, and thats part of the reason theyve clawed back into the Stanley Cup Finals.

If its up to the Los Angeles Times, the Kings had better close things out against the Devils at home in Game 6 tonight or there might be trouble.

The Kings are 0-2 with the Stanley Cup in the building and theyll be looking to change that at the Staples Center.

Chris Stevenson says that porn star Taylor Stevens will get a second chance to distract Devils head coach Pete DeBoer and the rest of the Jersey bunch.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys wonder if Craig MacTavish will get a chance to once again run the Edmonton Oilers.

The SportsNet boys chat with Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan and find out that hes got a hockey stick made of Skittles. That sounds pretty awesome.

Will the great Toronto Marlies team that took the ice this season end up making a difference for the downtrodden Leafs? Its an interesting question.

For something slightly different: Bill Simmons daughter is disappointed by the Los Angeles Kings and her dad watches the Boston Celtics wither before his eyes.

What we learned in Bruins' 4-1 win over Kings: Back on track


What we learned in Bruins' 4-1 win over Kings: Back on track

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Friday, Feb. 24: 'Slap Shot' turns 40

Friday, Feb. 24: 'Slap Shot' turns 40

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while always holding a special place in my heart for Dickie Dunn as my favorite "Slap Shot" character. If Dickie Dunn wrote it, then it must be true.

*The ESPN hockey crew puts together some of their best scenes and favorite lines from "Slap Shot" as the movie hits 40 years old. I was first introduced to Slap Shot in my high school years and I liked it for the Hanson Brothers as much as for anything else, but that is a movie that just gets better and better every time I watch it. And I’ve watched it dozens and dozens of times. God bless Paul Newman for agreeing to lend his Hollywood star power to such a crazy, hilarious and raucous love letter to hockey.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Brian Wilde is recognizing the limitations of the Canadiens even under new coach Claude Julien.

*Bryan Bickell is stepping even closer to a return to the Carolina Hurricanes as he battles through his MS diagnosis.

*Kevin Shattenkirk apparently turned down a sign-and-trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, and also turned down a chance to get dealt to the Edmonton Oilers last summer as well. I think the Blues D-man has a short list of teams he wants to sign with as a free agent, and neither one of those teams is on the list.

*Darren Dreger weighs in on Shattenkirk as well, and the price tag of a top prospect, first-round pick and NHL player for the puck-moving rental D-man seems very excessive.

*Things are coming to a head with Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres as he takes his play to a high level in Buff over the last few months.

*Interesting piece on Ed Snider’s daughter becoming an advocate for medicinal marijuana after his father’s health battles.

*For something completely different: Looks like a new season of "The Voice" coming our way.