Morning Skate: Wednesday, July 11


Morning Skate: Wednesday, July 11

The Pro Hockey Talk boys have Eric Bogosian very enthusiastic about the Winnipeg Jets getting bigger and stronger this off-season.
Ryan Suter regrets any pain that hes caused fans in Nashville after bolting for the Minnesota Wild in free agency.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post says that there are plenty of reasons why Shane Doan would sign with the Rangers. Think theres plenty of reasons hed use them to drive up the price for a Western Conference team, but Ive consistently been told he wants to stay West.
The San Jose Sharks are close to a deal with ECHL team in San Francisco. Now if they could find an AHL team thats a little closer to them that would be helpful to the Sharks. But let me stress I love the Worcester Sharks being in Massachusetts and am in no way advocating for the folding of that franchise. Its just a crazy set-up for San Jose when they need a player quickly.
The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to aggressively search for a top-six forward through trade or free agency.
FOH (Friend of Haggs) Marc Spector goes through some of the big names that are still available on the free agenttrade market for teams looking to improve their situation.
Chris Neil signs an extension with the Ottawa Senators that will likely keep the toothless scrapper in Ottawa for the remainder of his career. Always a tough customer in the Northeast Division as Johnny Boychuk can attest to.
For something completely different: Plenty of talk about the acting dudes in Magic Mike, but Olivia Munn got caught up in the clothes-tossing momentum as well.

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.