NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 12, 2017

by | Jul 12, 2017 | News, NHL | 5 comments

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano honored for his charity work.

Latest on Mark Giordano, Jaromir Jagr and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

CALGARY SUN: Flames captain Mark Giordano won ESPN’s Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award for his charity work. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Well deserved recognition of Giordano’s good works away from the ice. 

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: If unrestricted free agent Jaromir Jagr fails to land with a new NHL team, the ECHL’s Florida Everblades would love to sign him. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Jagr can’t find an NHL contract, I believe he could opt to finish his playing career in Europe. 

ARIZONA SPORTS: The Coyotes hired former Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet as their new head coach. 

TRIBLIVE.COM: The Penguins replaced Tocchet with Mark Recchi. 

EDMONTON SUN: The New York Islanders hired Kelly Buchberger as their new assistant coach. 

CSNPHILLY.COM: The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed center Scott Laughton to a two-year, $1.925 million contract.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS:  The Stars re-signed forward Gemel Smith to a one-year, two-way contract. 



  1. One that was overlooked is this from today’s Ottawa Citizen:

    “Having missed re-signing with the Ottawa Senators, Viktor Stalberg is going Swiss.

    A useful addition to the Senators’ playoff run after being acquired in a deadline trade with the Carolina Hurricanes, Stalberg agreed to a two-year deal with Zug in Switzerland on Tuesday.

    Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and the Stalberg camp had been looking for a way to keep the 31-year-old from becoming an unrestricted free agent before July 1, but could not.

    The winger made $1.5 million U.S. last season, ideal in salary and service for the Senators’ needs. He had four points in 18 games and two assists in 17 playoff appearances.

    However, the Senators have had to make a call on several players as they attempt to keep as much of last season’s Eastern Conference finalist roster together as possible.”

    I kind of liked what he brought to the Sens down the stretch and on into the playoffs – but if he seeking 2 years in Ottawa that’s what likely killed the deal.

    • Stalberg is a pretty decent player. I liked him on the Leafs. A couple of reasons in my opinion why the signing didnt take place.
      For the sens when you look at their roster there arent many positions open on the wings and they need to bring in some younger guys, the sens by todays standards is one of the older teams.
      the other reason is Stalberg is a natural Sniper, he is going to have to opportunity to be that in Switzerland and be a star. Plus I hear it isnt the worst place to live either.

    • Oh no we missed super important Senators news!!! Good thing george, who is not a homer, is here to save the day. Now I know where superstar Victor Stahlberg will be playing. Thank you george!!

      • Sarcasm is lost in print. Here it comes across as the flimsy effort of a petulant little pr*^k to “get even.” Sad really –

      • Civility is underrated.