NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 6, 2018

by | Oct 6, 2018 | News, NHL | 7 comments

Game recaps plus updates on Travis Hamonic, Tom Wilson and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: Erik Karlsson got his first point with the San Jose Sharks, collecting an assist on Kevin Labanc’s overtime goal in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Evander Kane and Timo Meier also tallied for the Sharks while Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli scored for the Kings. 

Rod Brind’Amour got his first win as an NHL head coach as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1. (Photo via NHL.com)

Rod Brind’Amour got his first victory as an NHL head coach as his Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1. Goaltender Curtis McElhinney also got his first win with the Hurricanes after being claimed off waivers from Toronto earlier this week. Sebastian Aho and Micheal Ferland each collected a goal and an assist. 

NJ.COM: New Jersey Devils forward Jesper Bratt was placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken jaw during Thursday’s practice in Gothenburg, Sweden. He’s expected to be sidelined two-to-three weeks. The Devils also signed free-agent forward Drew Stafford to a one-year, $810K contract. 

CALGARY SUN: Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic is listed as week-to-week following a facial fracture suffered during a fight with Vancouver Canucks blueliner Erik Gudbranson during Wednesday’s season opener. 

TSN: The NHL Players Association has filed an appeal on behalf of Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson, who received a 20-game suspension earlier this week by the NHL’s department of player safety for an illegal hit to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist during a preseason game. 



  1. Keep it at 20 for Wilson please

  2. Agreed, I really hope they keep Tom Wilson’s suspension at 20 games. The league needs to send a clear message that hes a repeat offender and these actions won’t be tolerated.

  3. The players association is filing FOR Wilson!?!? It’s the players he’s trying to maim. They should file for a longer suspension!

    • That’s an indication of a basic flaw in unions – defending the lowest common denominator because it’s in their so-called charter

      • Union’s have outlived their usefulness imo.

      • Unions can be good for non skilled labor. Skilled labor it is a drag

  4. Without Union the salary cap certainly wouldn’t be an issue