NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 20, 2018

by | Jul 20, 2018 | News, NHL | 3 comments

Latest on Mike Hoffman and Chris Chelios plus the latest notable contract signings and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

Mike Hoffman’s fiancee has sworn an affidavit denying cyberbullying accusations. (Photo via NHL Images)

  OTTAWA SUN: Monika Caryk, fiancee of former Senators forward Mike Hoffman, is seeking the disclosure of cyberbullying allegations levied against her by Melinda Karlsson, wife of Senators captain Erik Karlsson.

Caryk swore out an affidavit in Toronto on July 12 denying the allegations, maintaining her innocence and desire to help the Karlssons discover who actually did this. Hoffman was traded last month to the Florida Panthers in a three-team deal. 

THE DETROIT NEWS: Hall-of-Famer Chris Chelios is leaving the Detroit Red Wings organization to return to his hometown of Chicago to be closer to his aging mother. He spent two seasons (2014-2016) as an assistant coach and had since served as a team ambassador and special adviser.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets avoided salary arbitration with forward Adam Lowry, signing him to a three-year, $8.75-million contract. 

NBC SPORTS: The Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $1 million. 

TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins signed unrestricted free agent center Derek Grant to a one-year, $650K contract. 

CALGARY SUN: The Flames placed restricted free agent defenseman Brett Kulak on waivers. He’s slated for an arbitration hearing on July 23.

If unclaimed, this tactic could buttress the Flames’ case that his value isn’t as high as his salary demands, which are currently unknown. Kulak earned over $650K at the NHL level on his previous contract. 

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL: The Vegas Golden Knights and the U.S. Army have reached an agreement that will allow the franchise to use its nickname. The Army has a parachute team also known as the Golden Knights. 



  1. OJ Simpson said he was going “find the real killers”, too.

    The reaction of the various Senators wives, GFs, etc. after the allegations became public made plain that they had seen/heard this behavior from Caryk before.

  2. You’d think a deal involving the army getting some advertisements around the arena… maybe some pregame show involving the parachuters would work.

  3. Why the Ducks would choose to sign Carter Rowney to a 3 year deal and let this Grant guy walk? If you look at that as one for one trade it seems like the Penguins got the better end of the deal. Having said that I also don’t understand giving a one way contract to a 28 year old with one ok season and a bunch of mostly AHL seasons before that with a bunch of different teams. It’s easy to bury it in the AHL I guess. It’s just one more older over rated bottom 6 player standing in the way of a younger guy. This is the kind of player that Sullivan likes to give ice time to over a guy like Simon, ZAR or Sprong.