NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 25, 2017

by | Aug 25, 2017 | News, NHL | 2 comments

The NHL paid tribute yesterday to the late Bryan Murray.

The league honors the late Bryan Murray, an update on Simon Despres & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

TSN: League commissioner Gary Bettman, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello and head coach Mike Babcock and current and former players such as Daniel Alfredsson, Luc Robitaille, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Methot and Mike Hoffman were in Ottawa yesterday to honor the life and legacy of Bryan Murray. The former Senators GM recently died of colon cancer. 

NBC SPORTS: Former Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres has reportedly signed a one-year contract with Slovan of the KHL. 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: After making an ugly first pitch on Wednesday before a Chicago White Sox game, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he’s looking forward to the start of training camp. 

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: The Stars announced details for their 25th anniversary season celebration during 2017-18, which includes retiring former Stars forward Jere Lehtinen’s No. 26. 

MLIVE.COM: Detroit Red Wings single-game tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 28. The Wings open the regular season on Oct. 5 against the Minnesota Wild. 

NJ.COM: The New Jersey Devils season-opener has been moved to 2 pm ET on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Prudential Center. The game was originally slated to start at 7 pm. 



  1. Love this excerpt from this morning’s article on Bryan Murray, quoting Chris Phillps:

    “Playing for Murray, Phillips said, was a joy. “His team meetings were awesome … … during a slump), I remember him asking Mike Fisher, ‘Are you ever going to score?’ Everyone laughed, but Bryan said, ‘I’m serious. Are you ever going to score?’ Fisher scored that night. “(Murray) also told goaltenders that it was OK to go ahead and stop the puck.”

  2. Wishing Despres the best of luck but I was under the impression that if he gets another concussion his brain will become jello. I don’t even think he can get insured to play for an NHL team. Too bad. His career was finally starting to take off too.