NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 22, 2016
Updates on James van Riemsdyk, Alexander Radulov and more in this morning’s collection of NHL headlines.
NHL.COM: Toronto Maple Leafs winger James van Riemsdyk is putting a difficult 2015-16 campaign behind him. He’s looking forward to the upcoming season and participating in the World Cup of Hockey with Team USA. A foot injury limited van Riemsdyk to only 40 games last season. He scored 14 goals and 29 points.
LA PRESSE: Right wing Alexander Radulov will meet today with the media in Brossard for the first time since being signed by the Montreal Canadiens on July 1.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Radulov is returning to the NHL after four seasons in the KHL. He’ll be among this season’s most closely watched players. His performance will determine how long this NHL comeback will be.
NBC SPORTS: Coach Randy Carlyle faces pressure in his second stint with the Anaheim Ducks. Carlyle guided the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup championship in 2007 and the club has struggled to return to those heights.
SPORTSNET: Gare Joyce examines the first hires by George McPhee, general manager of Las Vegas’ NHL expansion franchise.