NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 3, 2016

by | Oct 3, 2016 | News, NHL | 6 comments

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson faces a potential suspension.

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson faces a potential suspension.

Updates on Niklas Hjalmarsson, James Wisniewski, Peter Mueller & Henrik Lundqvist in your NHL morning headlines. 

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson faces a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety today regarding a hit to the head of St. Louis  Blues forward Ty Rattie on Saturday. He could face a potential suspension of up to five games and a $5,000.00 fine. Hjalmarsson has a previous suspension on his resume for an illegal hit on Jason Pominville in 2010. 

TAMPA BAY TIMES:  The Tampa Bay Lightning released defenseman James Wisniewski from his professional tryout offer. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wisniewski land with another NHL club before the start of the upcoming season. Perhaps a club in need of experienced blueline depth, such as the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings or New Jersey Devils, might give him a call. 

NBC SPORTS:  After being released from a professional tryout with the Boston Bruins, forward Peter Mueller’s attempt at an NHL comeback could be over. 

NEW YORK POST:  Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist remains determined to win a Stanley Cup for the New York Rangers. 


  1. Surprising Wisneiski hasnt caught on somewhere on something more than a pto. Hes not great but has a decent offensive upside and could fit in as a 6 or 7 defenceman with time on pp.

    I think Lundqvist is dreaming if he things hes winning a Cup with the Rangers, window closed, ship has sailed and no light at the end of the tunnel.

    • I couldn’t agree more Ron! The Rangers have no chance at a Cup! I guess anything is possible, but boy what a stretch!

      Hjalmarsson has nothing else on his record since 2010. Should be a light sentence.

      As for the rest of this page; who cares?!

    • Yeah his window has closed, much like Luongo’s, Maf is 31 I guess he’s done too, Crawford is a dead man walking as well at 31.

      We’ve been hearing his window is closing for years!

      I find it hard to believe Ny won’t be better this year than last year. They are younger, faster but don’t lack experience. They’ve added Pirri, Vesey, possibly Buchnevich, Skjei, Mcilrath , Zbad, Holden, Clendening , Grabner, while losing Moore, Yandle, Brassard, Stalberg, Boyle.

      Kreider Zbad Buchnevich
      Miller Stepan Zuccarello
      Vesey Hayes Nash
      Grabner Pirri / Lindberg Fast

      Extras Jooris/Gerbe/Glass

      Mcdonagh Klein
      Skjei Girardi
      Staal Mcilrath

      Extras , Holden Clendening

      Mix and match lines however you wish, that looks like a solid 4 lines any way you slap it together.

      Ron never misses an opportunity to slap the Rangers. Too old, too expensive, bad trades, closed window… Which is odd coming from a Vancouver fan.

    • But,but they have Vesey !

  2. The truth is no one knows who will win the cup this year. The birds won last year, and lets see, the season before that they didnt make the playoffs until the last day of the season, and got blown out by the Rangers in the first round.
    You never know who will have a great year or a horrible year, what trades will happen, what injuries will happen, or who gets hot at the right time

  3. How does NO ONE have any inside rumblings about the Ducks and Fowler? What teams are they talking to? The idea was to trade him for a winger for Getzlaf, but with their cap situation, how are they going to manage that? Will Clayton Stoner hopefully or Bieksa be on the way out too? What players are they looking at?

    As a follower of both the election and the Anaheim Ducks Cam Fowler saga, I have to admit I am doubly starved for a little bit of actual investigation journalism. Is anybody, like, doing that anymore, these days? Or is that like, not a thing, anymore?