Morning Skate: Thursday, May 3

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Morning Skate: Thursday, May 3

The New England Hockey Journals Kirk Luedeke rounds up info and analysis on all of the Boston Bruins prospects with the organizations hockey season at a close for this year.

NHL COO John Collins talks Stanley Cup TV and burning fan questions with FOH (Friend of Haggs) and Yahoo! Sports hockey blogger Greg Wyshynski.

Ryan Kesler is beginning to take the fall along with Roberto Luongo out in Vancouver, and perhaps its rightfully so for another player that hasnt been able to put the Canucks over the top.

Grantland.com has a fun and interesting piece about the chipmunks sportswriting clan.

The Johnstown Chiefs are back after the ECHL team inspired by the Slap Shot movie left the Pittsburgh town a couple of years ago.

San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson is expected to remain on the job after a disappointing season, but the coach might not have the longest stay of execution.

Ryan McDonagh played over 50 minutes of ice time in the Rangers triple-overtime win in Game 3, and did so after getting rocked by Matt Hendricks with a hellacious hit earlier in the game.

James OBrien and the Pro Hockey Talk boys ask the relevant question of whether Nashville should sit their misbehaving Russians again for Game 4 after the Predators won without them.

For something completely different: Maxim magazine weighs in with an overwhelmingly positive review for the Avengers movie.

Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

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Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

Joe Haggerty looks at a number of trade possibilities for the Bruins with the NHL deadline little more than a week away

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Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.