Morning Skate 218: Comparing to Lucic

658524.jpg

Morning Skate 218: Comparing to Lucic

Good piece by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Nick Cotsonika on the Nashville Predators going for broke this season before the team is potentially broken up by free agency.

An interesting Edmonton Journal piece on Jordan Eberle and whether hes one of the NHLs top snipers along with the Bs Milan Lucic.

Pavel Kubina is bummed that hell be asked to leave Tampa Bay via trade, but the silver lining is that hell be going to somebody in the playoff hunt for the rest of this season.

The Winnipeg Free Press says that Blake Wheeler now rivals Milan Lucic as one of the best young power forwards in the game. Because when I think power I absolutely think of Blake Wheeler.

Radim Vrbata is staying humble despite some big success in the desert with the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Toronto Sun has Luke Schenn very confused about the trade rumors that have swirling around the Maple Leafs defenseman seemingly all season.

Something a little different: the city of Philadelphia might have to come to grips with an actual successful franchise.

Draymond Green tells Paul Pierce he doesn't get a farewell tour; Pierce says Warrior blew a 3-1 lead

Draymond Green tells Paul Pierce he doesn't get a farewell tour; Pierce says Warrior blew a 3-1 lead

Draymond Green isn’t exactly known as being the most respectful competitor, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he spent the early minutes of last night’s game against the Clippers telling Paul Pierce he isn’t a legend. 

Pierce, who will retire at the end of the season, was not in the game at the time, but Green called to him from the court, telling him nobody would give him a farewell tour. 

“Chasing that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that,” Green said. “You can’t get that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that.” 

Green then said something else that was tough to hear through the broadcast before adding, “You thought you was Kobe?”

After the game, Pierce responded on Twitter, going to the easiest and most obvious insult available. As Chris Rock once said, “If I’m driving, and someone crashes into me with one leg, I’m gonna talk about the leg.”

Ainge: "Excited about Nets pick, cap space this summer"

Ainge: "Excited about Nets pick, cap space this summer"

Danny Ainge talks with Toucher and Rich about being patient and where the future of the Celtics stands after not making a big trade before yesterday's deadline.