Morning Skate: Thursday, Nov. 7

Morning Skate: Thursday, Nov. 7
November 7, 2013, 2:30 pm
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* Frustrated David Clarkson is still attempting to find his footing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but at least the team is off to a promising start this season.
 
* Dallas Eakins says that trade rumors surrounding Nail Yakupov are “100 percent not true,” though it would probably make more sense to hear that kind of thing from the general manager.
 
* A good piece from Katie Strang about the Hall of Fame hockey career of Brendan Shanahan, who left his mark on the game with strength, toughness, team-first attitude and underrated skill.

* Jason Brough has the story on Curtis Glencross, who is out six weeks with an MCL sprain in a big blow to the Calgary Flames.
 
* Ben Bishop has been a big part of Tampa Bay’s success in the Atlantic Division, and a surprising quick study on hockey from an unconventional place.
 
* The Obnoxious Boston Fan says that the Bruins fan base should be welcoming to Tim Thomas in his first trip back to Boston.
 
* Nathan Horton has returned to the ice after positive medical scans for his surgically repaired shoulder, but is still a bit away from returning to the Blue Jackets.
 
* For something completely different: Here’s “Home” from Marc Broussard, a good “swamp-pop” song for your listening pleasure.