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Morning Skate: Tire Pumping

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci has covered hockey for Rotowire since 2002 and is the author of Blue Line Buzz since 2011 as well as being the co-author of Morning Skate. He also is a contributor to Talking Red, a New Jersey Devils blog and podcast. He is an English teacher and formerly wrote for The Coast Star in Manasquan, New Jersey where he and his sports section won several New Jersey Press Association awards. Dan Pennucci is a supporter of the New Jersey Devils, Washington Nationals and Chelsea FC. He's attended sporting events in six countries.

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.


(Ed. Note- The first three emails of this piece were sent prior to deadline day)

From: Janet Eagleson
To: Dan Pennucci
Sent: Tuesday, March 4
Subject: Tire Pumping

OMG -- the world is falling apart north of the 49th parallel. Strombone has joined forces with Tiny Tim in Florida? The trade centers are scrambling. Their best suits are at home. And they sure haven't spent enough time in the makeup chairs #HDhurts. They were supposed to be on the air Wednesday morning, not Tuesday at supper time.

Seriously, though -- what is it with the goalie moves? I'm still trying to unpack everything that has transpired so far. First,

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