NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 13, 2017
Fleury, Phaneuf asked to waive NMCs, Panthers hire Boughner as head coach & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury agreed to waive his no-movement clause in order to be exposed in the upcoming NHL expansion draft.
TSN: The Ottawa Senators asked defenseman Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause for the purpose of exposure in the expansion draft. Phaneuf has until 5 pm ET on Friday, June 16 to agree.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Various sources also reported Fleury agreed to waive his clause back in February. It’s not like he wants to leave the Penguins but he understands the situation they’re in regarding the expansion draft and their need to protect Matt Murray. He’s to be commended for his professionalism in this matter.
If Phaneuf agrees to waive his clause it’ll allow the Senators to protect three defensemen (Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci and likely Marc Methot) and seven forwards. If Phaneuf agrees he’ll be gambling on the Vegas Golden Knights opting to bypass him because of his age (32) and annual cap hit ($7 million) through 2020-21.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: The Bruins did not ask David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Backes, and Zdeno Chara to waive their NMCs.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: The Anaheim Ducks and the agent for defenseman Kevin Bieksa would not confirm if he’d been asked to waive his NMC.
The Florida Panthers say they have not nor will not ask Keith Yandle to waive no movement to Vegas… pic.twitter.com/3wS3a01NVb
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) June 12, 2017
#Isles did not ask Ladd or Boychuk to waive their no-move clausss by 5 pm deadline today. Both must be protected.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 12, 2017
Per sources, Rangers did not ask either Marc Staal or Dan Girardi to waive no-trade today.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) June 12, 2017
Chuck Fletcher won’t comment if #mnwild‘s Jason Pominville asked to waive no-move for VGK exposure. Pommer/agent haven’t replied to queries
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) June 12, 2017
For those wondering, #NHLJets won’t be commenting on whether they’ve asked or if Toby Enstrom has agreed to waive NMC for expansion draft
— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) June 12, 2017
MIAMI HERALD: The Florida Panthers yesterday formally announced the hiring of Bob Boughner as their new head coach.
ARIZONA SPORTS: Coyotes majority owner Andrew Barroway has completed his buyout of the team’s minority owners, making him the sole owner of the franchise.
THE TENNESSEAN: Nashville Predators GM David Poile made it clear he wants to re-sign team captain Mike Fisher to a new contract. Fisher, 37, is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: At Fisher’s age, he should be an affordable re-signing, perhaps to a one-year, bonus-laden deal.
Conversation between Alexander Radulov and Habs is ongoing. Both sides believe there is a deal to be made. My $ is on 4-5 yrs ($6-6.5M per).
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) June 12, 2017
PHILLY.COM: The Philadelphia Flyers and free agent Jordan Weal are getting closer to a new contract.