NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – May 30, 2018
Notable Stanley Cup Final news plus updates on Radim Vrbata, Slava Voynov and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NBC SPORTS: Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson avoided supplemental discipline for his blindside hit on Vegas Golden Knights winger Jonathan Marchessault during Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.
LAS VEGAS SUN: The T-Mobile Arena crew are working to improve ice conditions for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Players on both clubs complained about the poor quality of the ice during Game 1.
ESPN.COM: NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said it’s too early for the league to comment on suspended former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov’s efforts for reinstatement.
Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the league and the Kings terminated his contract after he returned to Russia in 2015 following a two-month jail sentence on a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a spouse. Daly said Voynov still has a couple of legal hurdles to clear before the league will comment on the matter.
ARIZONA SPORTS: After nearly two decades living in North America, now-retired NHL forward Radim Vrbata and his family head back to the Czech Republic today. He intends to take a year to spend time with his family before considering his next options.
TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has published his third children’s book.
ARIZONA DAILY STAR: Tucson Roadrunners coach Mike Van Ryn is reportedly taking a coaching job with the St. Louis Blues. A former NHL defenseman, he spent several seasons as an OHL and AHL assistant coach before taking over as the Roadrunners bench boss this season.
TSN: A “a top NHL lawyer watered down a warning to players about the long-term dangers of repeated head trauma on a poster displayed in every NHL team dressing room.”