NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 10, 2016

by | Sep 10, 2016 | News, NHL | 15 comments

Team USA winger Patrick Kane celebrates his goal against Team Canada in pre-tournament play at the World Cup of Hockey.

Team USA winger Patrick Kane celebrates his goal against Team Canada in pre-tournament play at the World Cup of Hockey.

 World Cup of Hockey updates plus latest on Brad Marchand, Jordan Staal & more in your NHL morning headlines.

NHL.COM:  Patrick Kane and Joe Pavelski each tallied a goal and an assist while Jonathan Quick made 32 saves as Team USA doubled up Team Canada 4-2 in a physical pre-tournament World Cup of Hockey game. Canadian goaltender Carey Price, playing his first game since being sidelined last November by a knee injury, gave up three goals on 24 shots in a somewhat rusty performance.

USA center Ryan Kesler was ejected from the game for boarding Canadian defenseman Shea Weber. Canadian forwards Logan Couture and Claude Giroux briefly left the game with injuries, but aren’t expected to miss any further games in the tournament. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Price didn’t play that badly, and he had no chance on Zach Parise’s redirection goal that opened the scoring, but the Kane and Pavelski goals were the kind he wouldn’t normally give up when he’s on top of his game. Quick was superb for the Americans, who set a physical tone that at times knocked the Canadians off their game. 

CSNNE.COM: Boston Bruins president Cam Neely said his club prefers to get winger Brad Marchand re-signed to an extension before the start of the upcoming season. Marchand, 28, is eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency. The expectation is Marchand wants a long-term (seven or eight years) deal, and it could be in the range of $49-$60 million total. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: In recent years, Marchand has developed into a team leader and a reliable offensive winger for the Bruins. He’s also among the few remaining links to their 2011 championship roster. Little wonder they hope to re-sign him. 

THE NEWS & OBSERVER:  Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal admits he’ll miss his brother Eric, who was dealt to the New York Rangers in late-February and signed in July with the Minnesota Wild.  Hurricanes GM Ron Francis doesn’t expect Eric’s absence to affect Jordan’s play. No word yet if Jordan will take over as team captain for the upcoming season. 

ESPN.COM: Prosecutors building their case against Buffalo Sabres left wing Evander Kane submitted evidence claiming Kane was trespassing in the Buffalo nightclub where he was accused of harassing three women back in late-June. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Kane’s charges are misdemeanors. If convicted, he’ll face fines and community service, but not jail time.

THE BUFFALO NEWS:  No updates to report on contract talks between the Sabres and restricted free agent defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, who’s currently skating for Finland in the World Cup of Hockey.

EDMONTON SUN:  The Oilers yesterday signed winger Kris Versteeg to a professional tryout offer. 

NBC SPORTS:  The New York Islanders are considering inviting former New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta to training camp on a tryout offer. 

SPORTSNET: NHL concussion spotters will have new powers for the upcoming season. The most notable is the ability to remove a player from a game if they see “visible signs” the player suffered a concussion. 

WINNIPEG SUN:  The Jets unveiled their broadcast schedule for the upcoming season. There will be 66 regional broadcasts along with 22 nationally televised games.


  1. USA made Cindy Crosby look like a bitch….hey Sid, it wouldnt kill you to drift back into your own end once in a while. Great to see you cherry picking around center all night….just brutal.

    • ? you are an imbecile!! Crosbys line was Canada’s best line by far and had the puck in USA end the majority of time! Did you watch the game?

    • Yeah, that line really let the team down….

    • USA is a bunch of dirt bags that have to throw cheap shots after every whistle. That’s probably what that goon Torterlla expects. Crosby’s line had Canada’s first 5 shots on net and their first goal. And the whole Cindy thing is so old. Do you feel like a big man when you insinuate that women are somehow inferior to men and therefore calling a man a woman’s name is some sort of insult? You’re a pathetic cave man and I feel sorry for any woman in your life that has to put up with such a dbag.

      • Crosby’s line alone had 18 shots. 12 forwards for the US only tallied 19.

  2. I love how people like to sugar coat stuff. Price gave up 3 goals on 24 shots, I think that translates to an .800 save %. That’s not good & yes that’s rusty, incredibly so. Lets say it like it is. He didn’t play well, he played poorly actually but it’s just an exhibition game & his 1st game of any nature in a very long time.

    • I haven’t heard anyone say anything but what you just said regarding his performance. It was expected. I’ve not heard a single analyst sugar coat it.

      • Lyle just typed above. Price didn’t play that badly?

      • I didn’t “sugarcoat” anything. Merely offered my opinion. You disagree, that’s fine, but don’t insinuate that I was letting Price off the hook when I obviously didn’t. While I don’t believe Price played that badly, neither did I let him off the hook for two of those three goals. I said his performance was somewhat rusty. That’s to be expected for a goalie who hasn’t played a game in nearly a year. It could’ve been much worse.

  3. Crosby’s line dominated at times. The only Canada line with tight chemistry. And Canada should of scored a handful in the 2nd. Derek Stepan missed some open nets on the other side.

    Fun game to watch. Will only get better

    That ejection was questionable. Oshie hit was far worse.

    The play-by-play was off. They backtracked constantly after calling the live play wrong…maybe their seats were bad.

    • I noticed that, too. Maybe some of the stars wearing different numbers threw them off or something? They got Getzlaf and Sequin mixed up a lot. Sometimes even guys shooting opposite hands were mixed up.

      • the camera for minutes straight on Oshie’s face was ridiculous…

    • The hit on Giroux was really bad and dangerous and I usually can’t stand Giroux or the Flyers. Abdelkader was running around like a good all night. Someone needs to drop him and put him in his place because he’s not there to score goals.

    • I agree in the commentary. Not a fan of Romanuk. And was it Galley doing color? Don’t love him either.

  4. Would love to see Marchand hit free agency, and reunite with Lucic and PC in Edmonton!! A boy can dream 🙂