Morning Skate: Thursday, May 10

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Morning Skate: Thursday, May 10

A great charity opportunity to help out a hockey-loving youngster that is fighting a terrible disease.

CBC Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean is in a little hot water after comparing the Rangers and Capitals to police officers and firefighters during 911. Why does anybody even try to go there?

CSN Washington compatriot Chuck Gormley says that the players want Dale Hunter back in Washington next season, but the question is what he wants to be doing next year. Hunter has been very noncommittal.

Deadspin attempts to use accounts from college kids in Wisconsin to reconstruct Patrick Kanes wild drunken romp through a weekend there.

Bob Gainey is officially hired to consult the Dallas Stars in all hockey operations, but not sure how this makes any sense after the abomination he helped leave behind in Montreal.

Allan Walsh says the NHL should adjust their concussion safeguards to match those of the NFL when it comes to a third party evaluating players suspected of having a head injury.

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber has some options for next season though hell be only a restricted free agent this time around.

Braden Holtby has all the answers against the New York Rangers in Game 6, and that will set up a big Game 7 showdown between the Capitals and Blueshirts.

For something completely different: somebody tries to convince the world that Los Angeles is now the sports capital of the world rather than New York or Boston. Thats right, the city that doesnt have an NFL team and leaves in the seventh inning of baseball games at Dodgers Stadium.

Morning Skate: Another setback for Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick

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Morning Skate: Another setback for Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering what Melissa McCarthy is going to do now that Spicey is gone.

*The debut for Philadelphia Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick has been scratched due to “an infection in his face.” Boy, this kid can’t get healthy, can he?

*Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is 100 percent sure that the Winged Wheels will be making a return to the playoffs this season.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has hope returning to the city of Houston that they might get an NHL franchise one of these days.

*Travis Yost delves into shooting percentage and some of the nuances when properly trying to break it down statistically.

*There are new season ticket charges for Habs fans in Montreal, and boy are they pissed off about it. Feels like the kind of thing that could push them to riot in the streets or flood 911 emergency lines if the Canadiens aren’t too careful about it.

*Young Blues defenseman Colton Parayko signs a five-year deal with St. Louis to avoid salary arbitration while the D-man taken exactly one pick before him by the Bruins in the draft, Matt Grzelcyk, is going to be hard-pressed to move past the AHL level this season.

*For something completely different: What would Ivan Drago have been doing with his life after his showdown with Rocky in Mother Russia?