NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 26, 2017

by | Jun 26, 2017 | News, NHL | 4 comments

Former NHL great Teemu Selanne is eligible for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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. 

TSN: The Anaheim Ducks re-signed defenseman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension. CapFriendly.com indicates it’s a one-way deal worth $900K annually. 

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. 

 








4 Comments

  1. Probert was one tough hombre but a gentle giant off the ice.R.I.P.

    • Don’t condemn those who are no longer with us. Yes he had off ice issues but he did try and help the community as well.

      What have you done with your life other than condemn those that are dead and troll internet comments. Loser

  2. Marc Methot to Dallas for a 2020 2nd round pick + the Stars 7th round goalie pick from the 2017 draft. Hope this is not old hat but can’t see anybody’s comments unless I comment myself