NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 26, 2017
2017 Hall of Fame class to be announced today. Details & more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Teemu Selanne and Daniel Alfredsson are among the first-time candidates eligible for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The 2017 class of inductees will be announced on Monday.
Other noteworthy candidates who’ve been eligible for years include Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya, Jeremy Roenick, Alexander Mogilny, Theo Fleury, Dave Andreychuk, Chris Osgood and Curtis Joseph.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: In my opinion, Selanne and Alfredsson are locks for induction. The others are worthy candidates but it remains to be seen which of them will get the nod this year.
I’d also like to see former New York Islanders center Butch Goring (member of four Stanley Cup titles, former winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, Bill Masterton Trophy Lady Byng Trophy) get his due this year. He was the final piece of the championship puzzle for the Islanders dynasty and has been overlooked for induction for far too long.
SPORTSNET’s John Shannon reported over the weekend the 2018 NHL Draft could be held in Dallas.
EDMONTON JOURNAL’s Jim Matheson reports the Arizona Coyotes have spoken to former Oilers head coach Todd Nelson regarding their vacant bench boss position.
CKLW AM 800: More than 1,200 motorcyclists turned out Sunday for the seventh annual Bob Probert Ride. “More than $100,000 in proceeds donated this year will go towards cardiac wellness programs throughout Windsor-Essex in his honour.” Probert died in 2010 from a massive heart attack.