Haggerty's Morning Skate: Fighting to stay on roster

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Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, at the start of a very welcomed Fourth of July weekend:

*A good piece by a kid named Harley Haggarty, no relation obviously given the spelling of his name, on his career as a junior hockey player that needs to fight to keep climbing the ladder.

*Colin White is part of a friendly US invasion of Ottawa after the Hanover, Mass., kid was drafted in the first round by the Sens.

*Michael Hurley has a pretty good piece on the work done by Don Sweeney thus far, though I would rate it as “mixed results” to this point rather than a “very good” job. I think very good is overrating it just a little given some of the missteps.

*Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos rips into former GM Jim Rutherford, who now runs the Pittsburgh Penguins, and runs them very badly like he did toward the end of his Canes stint.

*Vancouver bad boy Zack Kassian vows to grow up as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, but in reality this will be the third organization in his NHL career after getting dealt twice. It’s time for him to mature, or get ready to do something else besides play hockey.

*Puck Daddy asks why the St. Louis Blues would want to trade Kevin Shattenkirk and it all comes down to cap space. If another team swoops in with a giant mega-offer sheet for Vladimir Tarasenko, the Blues will need to dump salary quickly.

*For something completely different: some thoughts from our fearless CSNNE producer John Zannis including why Boston isn’t a destination market for NBA free agents.

 

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