Morning Skate: Tuesday, May 15

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Morning Skate: Tuesday, May 15

Nick Cotsonika has the story of it all being about the winning for John Tortorella and the controversial New York Rangers.

The Defending Big D has the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 NHL draft class coming up this summer.

Washington Capitals coach Dale Hunter is stepping down from his position to remain with his London Knights junior hockey team, and the Washington Post has all of the details.

Mike Halford from Pro Hockey Talk says that pancake enthusiast Dustin Penner likes the series with the Phoenix Coyotes because it gets him off the Ambien and sleeping aids.

A plan needs to emerge for a new Nassau Coliseum, or perhaps the New York Islanders will need to find a new home. Because their current home is an NHL punch line.

Stephane Matteau is still enjoying the fame from his 1994 heroics with the New York Rangers, and its only natural it comes up in a playoff series against the New Jersey Devils.

For something completely different: an inside look at the latest episode of Mad Men through the eyes of the writers, actors and creators.

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.