NHL 2016-17 home openers unveiled, Sharks and Coyotes swing a trade and more in this morning’s collection of NHL headlines. 


The Pittsburgh Penguins will raise their 2015-16 Stanley Cup banner on Oct. 13.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will raise their 2015-16 Stanley Cup banner on Oct. 13.

NHL.COM: The home games for all 30 NHL teams in 2016-17 was revealed, with the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins raising their championship banner on Oct. 13 against the Washington Capitals.  The season officially begins on Oct. 12.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Nothing like rubbing a little salt in the Capitals’ wounds by having to watch the Penguins raise their Cup banner. Maybe that will provide a little additional motivation for the Caps next season. 

CSN BAY AREA:  The San Jose Sharks acquired center Maxim Letunov and a 2017 sixth round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2016 fourth round pick and 2017 third round pick.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE:  The Penguins re-signed forward Kevin Porter to a one-year deal worth $575K.

EDMONTON JOURNAL:  The Oilers signed defenseman Jordan Oesterle to a one-year, two-way contract worth $585K at the NHL level.

TSN:  Nordiques fans remain hopeful that the NHL will one day bring a franchise back to Quebec City.

BUFFALO NEWS: The Sabres will continue to have their games televised on the MSG Network for more than a decade.

THE GUARDIAN (PEI):  Check out my mock draft of the top-15 potential selections in the upcoming 2016 NHL Draft.