Morning Skate: Wednesday, April 25


Morning Skate: Wednesday, April 25

The Montreal Gazette has the story of Max Pacioretty being named a Masterton Trophy Finalist while coming back from a Zdeno Chara hit devastated him last spring.

The Windsor Star says that changes are in the offing for a Detroit Red Wings veteran hockey club that was one and done in the playoffs this spring.

Roberto Luongo is willing to waive his no-trade clause and it could very well be that the Canucks are willing to entertain trading him after a first round exit against the Los Angeles Kings.

Daniel Alfredsson offers a public apology after losing it on the bench during Game 6 of their series against the New York Rangers.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys have the story that Ryan Kesler could also be traded by a Canucks organization that has clearly decided that some changes are necessary.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jesse Spector has his Five-hole column with random thoughts on Claude Giroux, Sidney Crosby, Roberto Luongo and Raffi Torres among others.

The New York Post writes that Chris Kreider has impressed John Tortorella with his mettle and skill while performing ably during the playoff series against the Senators once Carl Hagelin was suspended.

For something a little different: New Jack Edwards gets everybody pumped for Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs with many more rhythm and rhymes courtesy of Toucher and Rich.

Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak


Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving two thumbs up to The Lego Batman Movie after a screening with my 3 1/2 year old.

*Alex Prewitt has a profile on Anaheim defenseman prospect Shea Theodore as he waits for his time with the Ducks.

*The Vancouver Canucks have a mumps problem this season, and we continue to wonder why this is becoming an issue again in a first-world society.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has Patrick Eaves dealt to the Ducks for what could be first round pick if Anaheim advances far enough through the playoffs.

*Flyers GM Ron Hextall says that Philly’s young team won’t be buying ahead of next week’s NHL trade deadline.

*Along with his “Sutter-isms”, diversity is a family value for the Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

*Dave Strader gets back into the broadcast booth with the Dallas Stars, and will be a welcomed addition to the national NBC broadcast of Bruins/Stars on Sunday afternoon.

*As cold as he was earlier in the season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is heating up now for the Blueshirts.

*For something completely different: Brie Larson is already prepping for her role as Captain Marvel by stepping up her game as an influence for positive change among her Hollywood peers.