NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 23, 2016
Latest Leafs moves, updates on Alexander Radulov, the Avalanche coaching search & more in this morning’s NHL headlines.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Right wing Alexander Radulov met the Montreal media yesterday for the first time since signing with the Canadiens on July 1. He acknowledged he’ll be under scrutiny this season, cited the positive influence his junior years with the Quebec Remparts had upon him and said a chance to win the Stanley Cup was among the reasons he signed with the Canadiens. Radulov, 30, also said his days of enjoying the nightlife are over, pointing out he’s now older and a family man.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The media consensus is Radulov appears more mature than he was during his earlier days in the NHL. It remains to be seen if that maturity carries over into his play this season.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs signed former Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jhonas Enroth to a one-year, $750K contract. They also signed former Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Prust to a professional tryout offer and announced the promotion of Mark Hunter as assistant general manager.
STARTRIBUNE.COM: Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu will serve as captain of Finland in next month’s World Cup of Hockey.
THE DENVER POST: “NHL assistant coaches Bob Boughner of the San Jose Sharks and Kevin Dineen of the Chicago Blackhawks have emerged as major candidates in the Avalanche’s search for a head coach to succeed Patrick Roy.”
NHL.COM: The practice schedule for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey has been released.
PHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers preseason tickets go on sale today.