NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – December 10, 2016
Game recaps, Isles re-sign Clutterbuck, Leafs trade Holland to Coyotes & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Robby Fabbri scored twice and Vladimir Tarasenko collected three assists to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Brandon Dubinsky netted the game winner in the second period as the Columbus Blue Jackets rolled to their fifth straight victory by clipping the Detroit Red Wings 4-1.
Eric Staal’s shootout goal gave the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. It was the Wild’s third straight win and fifth in their last eight games.
Nick Holden scored in overtime while Antti Raanta turned in a 26-save shutout performance as the New York Rangers blanked the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0.
The Anaheim Ducks blew a two-goal lead but Hampus Lindholm’s tallied the winner in the third period to give them a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves backstopping the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
The New York Islanders yesterday announced the re-signing of forward Cal Clutterbuck to a five-year contract extension. The deal is worth $17.5 million or an annual average value of $3.5 million.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s a slight raise from the $2.75 million annual cap hit of his current deal. I’m not a fan of this signing, for reasons best explained by The Hockey News’ Jared Clinton. He believes, as I do, that this is a puzzling, big-money move by the Isles that could hurt them down the road.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs traded center Peter Holland on Friday to the Arizona Coyotes for a conditional draft pick in 2018.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Leafs were shopping Holland, 25, for over two weeks. He no longer fit into their plans. The Coyotes needed depth at center after losing Brad Richardson a few weeks ago to a broken leg. This move could give Holland an opportunity to get his NHL career back on track.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators forward Chris Neil will play in his 1,000th career NHL game tonight against the Los Angeles Kings.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is no longer a member of the NHL’s executive committee. He and the late Ed Snider (former owner of the Philadelphia Flyers) were replaced by Winnipeg Jets owner Mark Chipman and Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson.
NBC SPORTS: Former NHL star Kevin Stevens pleaded guilty in a Boston court on Thursday to charges of conspiring with another man to sell oxycodone, a powerful opioid drug.