NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 12, 2017

by | Aug 12, 2017 | News, NHL | 3 comments

NY Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said he’s recovered from a knee sprain suffered during the World Championships.

Updates on Henrik Lundqvist, John Carlson, Petr Mrazek and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

TSN: New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said he’s fully recovered from the knee sprain suffered while backstopping Sweden to gold at the 2017 Wolrd Championships. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Rangers fans will breathe easier, though it remains to be seen if he can put last season’s inconsistency behind him and return to his usually dominant form. 

CSN MIDATLANTIC: Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson believes the club’s recent offseason changes could be good for the team. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Most observers seem to disagree with Carlson’s take. They’re expecting the Capitals to decline this season. 

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Last season’s humbling performance by Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek should give him something to prove in 2017-18. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Two years ago, Mrazek was being heralded as the Wings starter, certain to push out veteran Jimmy Howard. Now, Mrazek will have to work hard to unseat Howard as the club’s starting netminder.

BSN DENVER: Adam Foote has left the Colorado Avalanche front office to spend more time with his family. 

SUNSENTINEL.COM: The Florida Panthers alumni will play a charity game against Coral Springs first responders on Sept. 16. 

TVA SPORTS: If Texas controversial “bathroom bill” is passed, could the NHL relocate the 2018 draft? It’s currently slated to be held in Dallas on June 22-23, 2018.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Both the league and the Dallas Stars have strongly spoken out against the proposed bill. There’s no indication yet that relocating the draft will be considered if the bill is passed. 



  1. Sorry to have to say but former Senators GM and coach Bryan Murray has passed away at the age of 74. Huge loss for the game, the Senators, his family and of course,we,the fans.

    • Joey, As a Leafs fan, please understand I have to hate the Sens in the Battle of Ontario… However, I have the greatest respect for Bryan Murray. A classy and humble gentlemen, who unselfishly shared, mentored and tutored so many of today’s successful Coaches and GM’s in the League, including our very own Mike Babcock. A great man as a husband and father, and a great hockey man as Coach, 13 times in 16 seasons making the playoffs, and basically building through the draft, the success of the Anaheim Ducks, among others. Rest In Peace Mr. Murray. While you have suffered a great deal, you have left a great legacy. Wouldn’t we all hope and wish to do the same.

      • @Murph..I too am a long time Leaf fan and by default, I too choose the same side as you in the Battle of Ontario and agree with your kind words in regards to Bryan Murray.