NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 23, 2017

by | Sep 23, 2017 | News, NHL | 3 comments

NHL has yet to determine if the Chicago Blackhawks can place Marian Hossa on LTIR.

Latest on Marian Hossa, Alex Ovechkin, P.K. Subban & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The NHL has yet to rule if Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa can be placed on long-term injury reserve. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league is awaiting the result of a recent independent medical evaluation. Hossa said he will sit out the upcoming season because of a skin condition and side effects of the medication used to treat it. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The league’s decision will determine if the Hawks can place Hossa on LTIR for 2017-18, freeing up his $5.25 million salary-cap hit. The club is bumping up against this season’s $75 million salary-cap ceiling. 

THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin surprised several children participating in a street hockey game sponsored by the American Special Hockey Association in front of Capital One Arena. Ovechkin has worked with the organization for the past four years. 

THE TENNESSEAN: Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban is one of hockey’s most outspoken stars, but he believes less is more when it comes to social media.  “I always say that if you’re going to put something out there that’s going to do some good, then great. If it’s just going to cause a storm and it’s just going to be a bunch of negativity, I wouldn’t do that.” 

TSN: There’s been preliminary contract discussions between the Edmonton Oilers and winger Patrick Maroon. The 29-year-old is eligible for unrestricted free agency next July. 

MIAMI HERALD: Jaromir Jagr may be gone but the Florida Panthers’ top line still contains top-notch talent with Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Injuries sidelined the pair for lengthy stretches last season. If they can stay healthy throughout 2017-18, it should bolster the Panthers’ playoff hopes. 

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens placed defenseman Zach Redmond on waivers Friday. 

USA TODAY: The expansion Vegas Golden Knights are doing very well in the NHL’s  secondary-ticket market. 



  1. My first question for Hossa is….will he suit up for the olympics? Hossa is an amazing player who no doubt has major impact on the team. With him and Hjarlmasson (who in my opinion on many nights was better than Duncan keith-and that’s no knock on Keith) the Blackhawks are a new team. I hope Hossa takes the year off but returns in 2018-19 season

    • Suiting up for the Olympics would have a harder time passing the smell test than Lupul’s “unfit to play” in Toronto. The first question asked would be, why not use the Olympic equipment under his Chicago jersey if it obviously doesn’t cause his allergy to flare up?

  2. Hope Hossa comes back next year also miss him already.