NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 8, 2018
Updates on Alex Ovechkin and Mathew Barzal plus the latest notable free-agent signings in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NBC SPORTS: Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin dazzled Moscow during his day with the Stanley Cup. He shared a moment with the Cup with his father, who held it for the first time. Ovechkin also skated a few laps with the big mug at his old arena and took it to the World Cup Fanfest.
NEWSDAY: With John Tavares gone to Toronto, Mathew Barzal becomes the new face of the New York Islanders. Barzal, 21, won the Calder Trophy as the 2018 rookie of the year.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Barzal has big skates to fill and will face tremendous pressure entering his sophomore campaign. This will be the biggest challenge of his young NHL career.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: The Vegas Golden Knights re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Colin Miller to a four-year, $15.5-million contract. The 25-year-old Miller led all Golden Knights blueliners in goals (10) and points (41) last season.
STLTODAY.COM: The St. Louis Blues avoided arbitration with forward Dmitrij Jaskin as they reached agreement on a one-year, $1.1-million contract.
NBC SPORTS: The San Jose Sharks signed defenseman Dylan DeMelo to a two-year, $1.8-million deal. Last month, the Sharks didn’t issue DeMelo a qualifying offer.
PHILLY.COM: The Philadelphia Flyers avoided arbitration with goaltender Alex Lyon by re-signing him to a two-year contract worth $750K per season.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Hall-of-Famer Teemu Selanne has put his Coto de Caza estate up for sale, seeking $6.9 million.