Haggerty's Morning Skate: Leafs lone NHL team on Forbes list


Here are the links from all around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, on a Thursday while waiting to hear what Jakub Zboril has to say about signing his first pro contract.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are the only NHL team to crack the top 50 most valuable sports franchises, according to Forbes Magazine.

*Tyler Seguin got some interesting questions thrown his way during the red carpet prior to last night’s ESPY Awards.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mark Divver chatted for a few minutes with Providence College hockey coach Nate Leaman after he jumped on ice as a guest instructor at Wednesday’s development camp sessions.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has Ryan Kesler vowing that any letdowns from the Anaheim Ducks simply aren’t going to happen anymore. That’s the kind of big talk they want from a guy that just signed a six year, $40 plus million dollar extension with the Ducks.

*Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford talks Phil Kessel, Olli Matta and other burning questions during the Pens offseason.

*The Columbus Blue Jackets hope that former B’s fourth-line center Gregory Campbell brings a Stanley Cup pedigree to their club.

*For something completely different: here’s the Big Buzz from Britney Spears and J.J. Watt presenting together at last night’s ESPY Awards.



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