Haggerty's Morning Skate: Oct. 12

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Oct. 12
October 12, 2013, 3:00 pm
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·  Good piece by Marc Spector detailing the thorny journalistic issue that cropped up over the Joe Thornton “off the record” quote that wasn’t “off the record.”
 
·   A grab bag of NHL hockey ephemera from Down Goes Brown’s author on grantland.com.
 
·   Nick Cotsonika provides his Three Periods including Brad Richards hungry for a chance to bounce back from last spring’s humbling experience during the playoffs.
 
·   No less than Bobby Orr says that there is a place for fighting in the professional ranks of hockey. Who is going to argue with the NHL’s greatest player about it?
 
·   Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is upset with a blatant head shot from Pat Kaleta, and it appears the NHL is as well as they ready to slap him with a lengthy suspension. Pro Hockey Talk’s Mike Halford has the details.
 
·   Good piece in the Hockey News detailing some of the Patrick Burke’s battle with depression over the years. Patrick has never been afraid to be honest about his life, and he doesn’t pull any punches here in pulling back the curtain. Good on him for that.
 
·   For something completely different: Amherst College is fueling the Moneyball renaissance in Boston with the Red Sox.