NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 12, 2017
Updates on Henrik Lundqvist, John Carlson, Petr Mrazek and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
TSN: New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said he’s fully recovered from the knee sprain suffered while backstopping Sweden to gold at the 2017 Wolrd Championships.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Rangers fans will breathe easier, though it remains to be seen if he can put last season’s inconsistency behind him and return to his usually dominant form.
CSN MIDATLANTIC: Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson believes the club’s recent offseason changes could be good for the team.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Most observers seem to disagree with Carlson’s take. They’re expecting the Capitals to decline this season.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Last season’s humbling performance by Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek should give him something to prove in 2017-18.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Two years ago, Mrazek was being heralded as the Wings starter, certain to push out veteran Jimmy Howard. Now, Mrazek will have to work hard to unseat Howard as the club’s starting netminder.
BSN DENVER: Adam Foote has left the Colorado Avalanche front office to spend more time with his family.
SUNSENTINEL.COM: The Florida Panthers alumni will play a charity game against Coral Springs first responders on Sept. 16.
TVA SPORTS: If Texas controversial “bathroom bill” is passed, could the NHL relocate the 2018 draft? It’s currently slated to be held in Dallas on June 22-23, 2018.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Both the league and the Dallas Stars have strongly spoken out against the proposed bill. There’s no indication yet that relocating the draft will be considered if the bill is passed.