NHL’s 2015 preseason schedule released, Quebec City & Las Vegas into the next stage of expansion process and much more in your morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: The 2015 preseason schedule was released yesterday, with games beginning on September 20.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: You know it’s been a long, quiet summer when I get excited about the release of the preseason schedule.
NBC SPORTS: Quebec City and Las Vegas have moved into the third and final phase of the NHL expansion process.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This stage of NHL expansion will be the first in today’s era of social media, which means only one thing: Fantasy Dispersal Draft! Woo-hoo!
SI.COM: The Patrick Kane rape case investigation could take months to complete.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The NHL has been silent on this investigation, but they will have to eventually address this, especially if the investigation continues as the season approaches. And by addressing it, I mean whether or not Kane will be allowed to play.
TWINCITIES.COM: Former NHL player and Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor was charged with DWI.
YAHOO SPORTS: Former NHL enforcer Dale Purinton was arrested for burglary.
PALM BEACH POST: Detroit Red Wings great Sergei Fedorov claims he was swindled out of $40 million by a investor who’s now on trial for fraud.
NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders have filed suit against their former lease partner at Nassau Coliseum.