NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 9, 2018
Updates on David Perron and Kris Letang plus the latest on the Detroit Red Wings and Vegas Golden Knights in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
STLTODAY.COM: David Perron became the first player in St. Louis Blues’ history to do three tours with the club. The 30-year-old left wing signed a four-year, $16-million contract last week with the Blues, admitting he passed up more lucrative offers to return to St. Louis. “I love St. Louis. This is the biggest reason why I came back. I didn’t even want to think about anywhere else.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Perron was still well-compensated on his new contract by the Blues, but it’s nice to see a player get an opportunity to return to a city he loved.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and his wife, Catherine Laflamme, announced the birth of their second child, a daughter, on Sunday.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to Letang and his family on the occasion of their new arrival.
LAS VEGAS SUN: The Vegas Golden Knights have become an attractive destination for NHL free agents. They signed unrestricted free agent center Paul Stastny, convinced Ryan Reaves to stay and re-signed defenseman Colin Miller to a four-year deal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Exceeding expectations in an inaugural season to reach the Stanley Cup Final will do that.
THE DETROIT NEWS: Over the weekend, the Detroit Red Wings signed prospect forward Filip Zadina to a three-year, entry-level contract. Zadina was selected sixth overall by the Wings in the 2018 draft.