Morning Skate: Thursday, July 5

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Morning Skate: Thursday, July 5

The Pro Hockey Talk boys have the story on the Pittsburgh Penguins never getting that close to Zach Parise or Ryan Suter in free agent talks.
The Detroit Free Press says that the Red Wings have some limited options now that theyve lost out on the PariseSuter sweepstakes.
Trading Rick Nash would be delicate business for the Blue Jackets: for instance trading the superstar to the Red Wings might not be the smartest move from a competitive standpoint within their division.
Who will the New Jersey Devils Captain be now that Zach Parise has moved on to his home state?
The St. Paul Pioneer Press has the story of the Minnesota Wild landing both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter a move that immediately puts them in the playoff picture if nothing else. One player to keep an eye on: Matt Finn. The defensemen prospect the Bruins could have taken rather than Malcolm Subban with their first round pick at the No. 24 selection.

The Blackhawks and GM Stan Bowman still have a plan even though theyve lost out on Parise and Suter just like everybody else not named the Minnesota Wild.
For something completely different: Rolling Stone Magazines baseball experts talk about their favorite All-Star game memories.

Dupont: Why Bruins can sustain winning ways and make the playoffs

Dupont: Why Bruins can sustain winning ways and make the playoffs

Kevin Paul Dupont joins Sports Sunday to explain why he thinks the Boston Bruins winning ways are here to stay and why he thinks they will be in the playoffs.