NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 21, 2017

by | Jul 21, 2017 | News, NHL | 2 comments

Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar awaits an arbiter’s decision on a new contract.

Updates on Tomas Tatar, Viktor Arvidsson, Sidney Crosby and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

MLIVE.COM: The Detroit Red Wings and Tomas Tatar went through salary arbitration yesterday and a decision will be reached within 48 hours following the completion of the hearing. Tatar sought a one-year deal worth $5.3 million while the Wings countered with $4.1 million. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Wings and Tatar can still reach an agreement on a new contract prior to the arbiter’s decision. I’ll have more on this later this morning in the Rumors section. 

SPORTSNET’s Elliotte Friedman reports the Nashville Predators seek a two-year deal with forward Viktor Arvidsson worth $2.75 million annually. Arvidsson wants one year at $4.5 million. His arbitration hearing is slated for Saturday, July 22. Speaking of the Predators, they re-signed goaltender Marek Mazanec to a one-year contract worth $650K at the NHL level. 

NHL.COM: Ottawa Senators forward Ryan Dzingel’s arbitration hearing is scheduled for today. 

CALGARY SUN: The Flames re-signed winger Garnet Hathaway to a one-year contract worth $650K at the NHL level. 

THE GLOBE & MAIL: Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby recently confirmed he’ll be bringing the Stanley Cup back to his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia on August 7, which is also his 30th birthday. 

PHILLY.COM: Flyers prospect Nolan Patrick, who was selected second overall in this year’s draft,  missed a schedule skate on Thursday to a facial infection. Earlier this month, Patrick missed the Flyers rookie camp because he was still recovering from sports hernia surgery. He’s expected to be ready for training camp in September. 

NBC SPORTS: A report out of Arizona suggests it’s highly unlikely the NBA’s Phoenix Suns will pursue a new shared arena in downtown Phoenix  with the Arizona Coyotes. 



  1. This was the issue with Nolan Patrick, he missed a lot of time with the Wheat Kings due to injuries. Hopefully for him and the Flyers this isn’t a sign of the future.

    • He wouldn’t be the first to be plagued by a chronic and always different injury history.