Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, Sept. 27

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Friday, Sept. 27
September 27, 2013, 11:30 am
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*Montreal GM Marc Bergevin talks with the Sportsnet crew about the Habs addressing their toughness issues during the summer.

*In a weird move, the AHL Portland Pirates are moving to Lewiston, Maine for the season after getting into a legal battle with the Cumberland County Civic Center Board of Trustees.

*Cam Neely to appear in a Dumb and Dumber sequel to reprise his role as Seabass, but there’s no word yet if Milan Lucic will appear as “Son of Seabass.” Lucic told me last night that he hasn’t heard any word yet, but he’s still very interested in something that could be very fun.

*Dave Lozo somehow ties in banishing hockey fighting with those fighting for gay rights and equality. Yes, it’s as contrived as it sounds.

*Chris Botta with a very good look at NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly with thoughts from many of those around him in the hockey world.

*James Mirtle says that a new CBA twist could help teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs with their salary cap crunch.

*The NHL’s new emphasis on offense could ignite a group of players this season, and Alan Muir includes Bruins forward Tyler Seguin among those players. Dallas will be sorely disappointed if they’re waiting for Seguin’s playmaking to take over as a center for the Stars. His hockey sense isn’t all that good for somebody expected to be a playmaker, and not sure if that’s something he can develop.

*For something completely different: an eyewitness to Mariano Rivera’s farewell to Yankee Stadium and his Hall of Fame career that took place last night. What an emotional moment when Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte went to the mound to get him, and it ended in tearful embraces.