NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 23, 2018

by | Sep 23, 2018 | News, NHL | 4 comments

Latest on Bobby Ryan, Erik Karlsson, Zach Parise and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators winger Bobby Ryan considers himself and his family lucky after a tornado touched down within a quarter-mile of his home. A number of nearby houses and businesses were severely damaged.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Senators Foundation launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds to assist those affected by the tornado. The organization will match the first $25,000.00 in donations. You can find more information at this link

CSN BAY AREA: Erik Karlsson unveiled the San Jose Sharks third jersey as he took to the ice for the first time in front of fans at SAP Center.

Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise looks forward to a healthy season. (Photo via NHL Images)

  STARTRIBUNE.COM: A year after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc, Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise is healthy and appears back up to speed.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  A full campaign with a healthy Parise will provide a big boost for the Wild’s playoff hopes. He was very strong down the stretch last season before being sidelined with a fractured sternum midway through the opening round of the 2018 playoffs. 

NJ.COM: The New Jersey Devils re-signed forward Miles Wood to a four-year, $11-million contract. The annual average value is $2.75 million. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Wood missed the first 10 days of training camp during his contract standoff with the Devils. He gets a decent raise over his entry-level salary ($925K) for twice the length of a two-year bridge deal. With 19 goals in 76 games last season, the speedy Wood has 20-goal potential. If he can reach that potential this will be a bargain for the Devils. 

AZCENTRAL.COM: If Alex Galchenyuk is forced to miss a significant amount of time with a lower-body injury to start this season, the Arizona Coyotes could be forced to employ Clayton Keller as a full-time center. While Keller’s played that position in college and amateur hockey, he’s been employed mainly as a winger with the Coyotes.

NHL.COM: The Tampa Bay Lightning claimed forward Danick Martel off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. 



  1. I don’t understand TBay’s pick up of Martel.

    He appears to be a proverbial AHLer but if I understand the answers I got re my question of Dansk yesterday; then Martel automatically upon claim goes to TBay in the NHL. For TBay then (again in if I’ve now understood the process) to send Martel to Syracuse they (TBay) have to then get him through waivers again.

    I would think they (TBay) would have no intentions for Martel on the big team so was this just an interim move to then put him again through waivers as Syracuse had a need for him all along?

    Also , if that is the case , and if Phi wanted Martel in Leigh Valley all along; can they (Phi) then claim Martel when TBay puts him up for waivers, and then put him on waivers again in an attempt to get him to Leigh Valley (their original destination hopes)

    I’m too old, too confused and I’ve not had my breakfast or my Tim’s yet.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    The Weary Pengy

    • Apparently, this is a player TB likes & even though small plays a feisty game & doesn’t shy away from traffic, he has great speed, vision & is a player TB coveted! If what I heard on NHL sat radio in via Twitter are to be believed.

      With Callahan injured to start the season TB can keep Martell on their 23 man roster & I assume he will play over Black Aces, Conacher & Andreoff as the 12th forward. TB is loaded with prospects & even though Yzerman has stepped aside the Detroit model of over seasoning prospects is alive & well in TB. Few teams have the forward depth TB has in the minors but they seem to want them there still.

      Miller, Stamkos, Kucherov.
      Palat, Point, Gourde.
      Killorn, Cirelli, Johnson.
      Erne, Paquette, Martel.

      If TB wants to get this player to the AHL at some point they would need to waive him to do so & I assume someone else will claim him.

      • Thanks Striker

        I didn’t know much about him.

        I’d heard Katchouk was showing well in camp and pre-season.

        I’ve heard nothing w.r.t. Raddysh.

        I fully agree? TBay has some good young wingers in the system.

      • The question mark after agree was a typo