NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 16, 2018
Update on Max Pacioretty, Ducks re-sign Ondrej Kase, latest on Brock Boeser and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens recently confirmed team owner Geoff Molson, general manager Marc Bergevin and head coach Claude Julien confirmed they will attend captain Max Pacioretty’s charity golf tournament. This comes in the wake of social media speculation suggesting the team brass would skip the tournament because of their rumored attempts to trade Pacioretty.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: You know we’re mired in the dog days of the NHL offseason when you see rumors like that floating around. Even if the Habs are trying to trade Pacioretty, they’re not going to be douchebags and snub his charity event while he’s still on the roster.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Anaheim Ducks yesterday announced the re-signing of forward Ondrej Kase to a three-year contract worth an annual average value of $2.6 million.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s a fair raise for Kase, who completed his entry-level deal and showed potential last season with his first 20-goal performance. A skilled young two-way forward, Kase could be poised for better things over the next three years.
NHL.COM: Tampa Bay Lightning winger Ryan Callahan has begun on-ice rehab with training camp a month away. He underwent shoulder surgery on May 31 and isn’t expected to return to action until early-November.
THE PROVINCE: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning intends to meet with agent Ben Hankinson next week to discuss a contract extension for winger Brock Boeser, who has a year remaining on his entry-level contract.
TSN: Former Winnipeg Jets defenseman Paul Postma has signed with AK Bars Kazan of the KHL. Former Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels and former Calgary Flames winger Lance Bouma have joined Swiss League’s Genève-Servette HC.