NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 3, 2017

by | Jun 3, 2017 | News, NHL | 2 comments

The Nashville Predators need Pekka Rinne to return to form in Game 3 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.

Latest Stanley Cup Final news, Ducks extend Carlyle’s contract and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

THE TENNESSEAN: Entering Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators need goaltender Pekka Rinne to regain his previously stellar form to avoid a 3-0 deficit in the series.

TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino (lower-body injury) remains questionable for Game 3 tonight. 

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: The Anaheim Ducks extended the contract of head coach Randy Carlyle to 2018-19, with an option to 2019-20. Assistant coaches Trent Yawney and Rich Preston, goalie coach Sudarshan Maharaj and director of player development Todd Marchant will also return next season. 

STLTODAY.COM: The St. Louis Blues hired former defenseman Barret Jackman as their new development coach. 

NHL.COM: There’s a 50-50 chance winger Valeri Nichushkin returns to the Dallas Stars next season. He has a year remaining on his KHL contract. 

THE DENVER POST: Jim Montgomery has withdrawn from consideration for the Florida Panthers’ head coach position and is returning as coach of the University of Denver hockey team. 

NEWSDAY: Barclays Center has no plans to make any significant design changes to retain the New York Islanders for the long term. 



  1. Isn’t there always a fifty-fifty chance of ANYTHING happening? I mean it either does or it doesn’t. Just saying…..

  2. Well, I like to think that sunrise tomorrow is better than 50-50 – hell, that I wake up tomorrow is better than 50-50.