NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 7, 2016
Updates on Tyler Seguin, Milan Lucic, Shea Weber and more in this morning’s collection of notable NHL headlines.
NHL.COM: Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin said he’s fully recovered from the Achilles injury and calf injury that brought his 2015-16 season to an end.
Seguin is looking forward to playing for Canada in next month’s World Cup of Hockey tournament. He’s expected to be joined by Stars linemate Jamie Benn, who is currently recovering from offseason surgery to repair a core muscle injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A healthy Seguin and Benn should provide Canada with a lethal one-two offensive punch in next month’s tournament. Both are among the NHL’s very best players.
THE PROVINCE: Edmonton Oilers left wing Milan Lucic, 28, is hopeful of playing in the NHL beyond his 35th birthday. On July 1, Lucic signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Oilers as an unrestricted free agent.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Lucic could keep playing beyond 35. The question, however, is how effective he’ll be. While currently considered among the NHL’s best power forwards, there’s no guarantee he’ll still be among them in seven years time. Lucic’s physical style of play will eventually wear him down.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: New Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will make his first trip to Montreal to attend Habs coach Michel Therrien’s golf tournament on Tuesday.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Weber isn’t exactly the most loquacious fellow when giving interviews. Now playing in one of the most demanding NHL markets, he’s going to face more media than he ever did skating with the Nashville Predators.