NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 8, 2016

by | Aug 8, 2016 | News, NHL | 3 comments

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby honored this fan's request in Enfield, NS.

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby honored this fan’s request in Enfield, NS.

 Check out this morning’s roundup of notable NHL headlines.

 YAHOO SPORTS:  After seeing a roadside request for an autographed jersey near his summer home in Enfield, Nova Scotia, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby surprised the fan’s family at his home to fulfill that request. The fan himself was at work at the time, but Crosby posed for photos with his family.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Careful, Sid, or you’ll see roadside requests for autographed jerseys popping up wherever you go. 

TSN:  Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak is cheering on his sister Penny, who’s already won two medals for Canada in swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Only 16, Penny won bronze in the 4×100 relay and silver in the 100-metre butterfly.

NBC SPORTS: James O’Brien warns NHL general managers to beware of making trades with the New Jersey Devils. In recent years, the Devils have done very well swinging deals, citing the additions of Cory Schneider, Kyle Palmieri and Taylor Hall.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Devils also have over $13 million in salary-cap space for 2016-17. GM Ray Shero could target cap-strapped clubs in need of shedding salary (such as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings) before the start of this season.  

DETROIT FREE PRESS:  Tyler Bertuzzi, nephew of former NHL star Todd Bertuzzi, stands a good chance of one day cracking the Detroit Red Wings roster. 

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL:  Las Vegas expansion franchise general manager George McPhee is in Europe scouting talent at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup under-17 hockey tournament. 


  1. Don’t the Devils work with an internal cap, if so, I can’t see how having the cap dollars but not actual dollars is advantageous?

    • Shero has approval from ownership to spend toward the cap ceiling if necessary.

  2. Wow, my bad. For a minute there I thought the article said Bertuzzi had a shot at breaking the Red Wings neck. Musta misread it, oops!!!