Morning Skate: Thursday, April 19

Morning Skate: Thursday, April 19

Michael Wise attempts a takedown of the Boston Bruins for the Washington Post, and mostly comes off just another gigantic whiner from the nations capital.

Raffi Torres gets suspended, and Jesse Spector says its another NHL miscreant ripe for punishment.

The Pro Hockey Talk boys chronicle Brian Burkes interview with the USA Today where he somehow equates hockey violence to Woodstock. That is quite the interesting comparison.

Seeing and hearing plenty of evil within the NHL as barbarism is ruling the ice during the Stanley Cup playoffs. I think this is a little strong for my taste, but okay then.

Kevin Paul Dupont comes off the top turnbuckle basically saying that the NHL needs to change its ways and distance itself from the Bucket of Blood days of the 1960s through 1980s. Most people call that the NHLs golden age. Interesting.

The best uses of the Ryan Kesler somersault dive from their first round series against the Los Angeles Kings.

Dave Shoalts asks the question whether Roberto Luongo is a tradable asset, and where the Canucks goaltender could potentially be headed.

Farrell: Loss of Ortiz can be made up for with pitching

Farrell: Loss of Ortiz can be made up for with pitching

Lou Merloni, Trenni Kusnierek and John Farrell talk about life without David Ortiz.

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

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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.