NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 7, 2017

by | Nov 7, 2017 | News, NHL | 6 comments

Game recaps, stars of the week, injury updates & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

 NHL.COM: Blake Wheeler’s four assists and Mark Schiefele scored twice to power the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars. The Jets have run their points streak (5-0-3) to eight games.

Power-play goals from Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich carried the New York Rangers to their fourth straight victory by downing the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3. Mika Zibanejad had three assists and Michael Grabner scored twice for the Rangers. Before the game, the Blue Jackets learned forward Matt Calvert will miss three-to-four weeks with an upper-body injury.

Zdeno Chara and Jordan Szwarz each collected two assists to give the Boston Bruins a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild. The Bruins were playing without winger Brad Marchand, who’s sidelined by an upper-body injury. The Bruins also ended their tryout agreement with forward Ryan White.

Nazem Kadri scored twice in regulation and Mitch Marner netted the winner in a shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3. The Knights had overcome a 3-1 deficit on goals by Reilly Smith and Deryk Engelland to force extra time.

Tomas Tatar’s late third-period goal gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The Wings have won four of their last five games.

John Carlson’s overtime goal lifted the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up two assists for the Capitals, while rookie star Clayton Keller scored for the Coyotes.

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey and San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones are the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Nov. 5.


STLTODAY.COM: Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday’s game against Toronto and his status remains uncertain for tonight’s game against New Jersey.

CBS SPORTS: The Calgary Flames placed winger Tanner Glass on waivers.

SUN-SENTINEL.COM: The Florida Panthers have returned forward Owen Tippett to the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Edmonton Oilers returned forward Kailer Yamamoto to the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs.

KING5.COM: Seattle city councilman Mike O’Brien said the city’s timeline for construction of a new arena is designed “to deliver an NHL team in 2020, the fall of 2020.”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I expect the city of Seattle and the league will downplay O’Brien’s comments. However, if taken at face value, it appears expansion will be coming in at least three years time. 



  1. I still think the Yotes end up in Seattle, much like how the Thrashers ended up in Wpg.

    • The yotes have made huge strides & the NHL has made it’s position to retain & stay in this market very clear even owning them for several years.

      All Arz needs now is a new building, ideally in Tempe in the University district.

      I think the 1st team to felocate will be Carolina but not until the terms of their lease allow for such.

      Seattle or Quebec will get an expansion team which ever 1 doesn’t will eventually get Carolina.

      Huoston & Kansas City would make great NHL teams but I assume the NHL will stay at 32 teams for many years & the expansion after that will come in Europe with a European Division, probably about 12 to 15 years out.

      • Now way in hell that Quebec City pays $650 million Canadian plus for an expansion team. Never going to happen.

  2. All expansion focus should be on Houston. Rich owner with an intention – likely willing to pay the ludicrous price of half a billion or more for a team. Coyotes to Seattle, they stay in Pacific. Houston expansion, we then have 8 teams in Central.

    • We have yet to get 2016-17 NHL operating revenues but here are 2015-16’s.

      Carolina is 2nd to last in operating revenue to Florida & that’s with a sweet heart lease deal, attendence is declining again this season.

      They have been trying to find a new owner willing to stay in Carolina it’s been almost 2 years with no luck.

      It’s to bad as Francis is building a great young team. Florida is a mess also. If anyones moving it’s Carolina but that’s at least 4 years out or they would have to pay significant penalties.

      If not for their sweetheart lease they would be lossing 30 mil+ annually.