NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 30, 2020

by | Nov 30, 2020 | News, NHL | 15 comments

The latest on Evander Kane, Tyson Barrie, Austin Watson and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane (NHL Images).

  NBC SPORTS BAY AREA: San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane took to Twitter yesterday to challenge Jake Paul to a fight after Paul knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson in the undercard of Saturday’s boxing match between aging fighters Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

THE SCORE: Kane’s challenge to Paul prompted taunts from Vegas Golden Knights winger Ryan Reaves and his brother Jordan, who plays for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. Reaves has a longstanding rivalry with Kane.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sunday was definitely a slow day for hockey news. With the American Thanksgiving weekend now over, here’s hoping we see some definitive news this week on whether the NHL and NHLPA can resolve their escrow and salary deferral differences and reach a decision on a truncated season.

NBC SPORTS: Adam Gretz believes Tyson Barrie has a great opportunity with the Edmonton Oilers to bolster his stock after last season’s disappointing performance with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Barrie signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Oilers last month. The puck-moving blueliner will be eligible for unrestricted free agent status next summer. A bounce-back effort will not only improve his free-agent value but could also entice the Oilers into re-signing him.

OTTAWA SUN: Austin Watson is looking forward to a fresh start with the rebuilding Senators. The 28-year-old forward was acquired from the Nashville Predators last month.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Larry Carriere is stepping away from the Canadiens front office after 10 seasons to explore other options. He’s spent 42 years in pro hockey, seven as a player and the rest in scouting, coaching and front-office roles with the Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals and the Canadiens.

CTV EDMONTON: The government of Alberta paid $4 million to the NHL during the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs to advertise in the city of Edmonton. It was seen as an opportunity to showcase the province to millions of viewers from outside Alberta.


  1. Gotta imagine there is something in players contracts preventing them from exposing themselves to harm in a public fight.

    • Chirsm, it’s disappointing to see Kane tweet what he did. I would hope for someone who is fighting for inclusion, and wants to stop the bulling would have a different way to express himself, other then wanting to drop the gloves.

      • Well said.

  2. Evander Kane is a pathetic excuse for a human being …

    • I know personally owner of Jets and he told Evander Kane is a horrible person believe what you want he is crapola

  3. Here we go again.
    Did anyone actually click on the link to the story?
    This has nothing to do with inclusion or bullying. Couple guys (Kane and Lehner) talking sh** on Twitter.

    You guys gonna be OK, or have you been triggered? Wow.

    Chrisms, I would agree it would be a breach of contract.

    • Ray the story itself doesn’t matter, the fact remains the same.

      Kane used twitter to challenge him to a fight, regardless of the method.

      Kane is heading up a diversity board and this is how if advocates to solve the issue.

      I expect better.

    • Ray you need to he make to get their panties in a bunch…you obviously haven’t otherwise you’d know the rush one cab get from it. *

      • Huh?

      • You can’t argue against that comment.

    • Sorry guys I’m trying to understand.
      I just don’t get how challenging a you tube guy, who seems to drive his clicks by looking for attention, who I had never heard of, who is now a professional boxer, to a boxing match has anything to do with inclusion or bullying?

      I thought bullying was picking on someone who is weak. Maybe it has changed and I missed it. Or maybe I don’t understand who this Jake Paul guy is.
      I actually had to look him up. Seems he is known for holding large parties during covid, then calling it a hoax, then yelling at the reporter who challenges him on it, and now, fighting guys. I am sure there is more that I am missing and he donates his time to the local food bank.

      This attention seems to be exactly what he craves and makes his money on?

      So is Lehner a bully too or just Kane?

      Still confused.

      I’m not even a Kane fan. When your team mates throw you clothes in the shower it’s telling. But jumping on him for this seems opportunistic and looking for a story, when there isn’t one. It’s not like he challenged a handicapped kid.

      • I agree it doesn’t apply to bullying or inclusion. I just thought it was a dumb thing to do. If he wants to be taken seriously in his non hockey related endeavors he probably aught not act like a nincompoop

      • We agree on that Chrisms.
        Immature seems apt.

      • Ray, i didn’t call Kane a Bully. I’ve been a Kane supporter on here many times.

        Kane is one of the leaders for “Hockey Diversity Alliance”

        He now has young kids looking up to him to be a leader and a example and will follow him.

        He chose this path and needs to be more responsible in his behavior and actions.

  4. Number 1 son (this morning) told me about this Jake Paul guy.

    He (my son) showed me texts , tweets, emails etc back and forth within his circle of friends (all late 20’s) regarding Paul. They seem to view him as a total knob; from what I read about him today , I’d agree wholeheartedly.

    Re Lehner and Kane challenging him via Twitter… to me… not a bright move at all. Just feeds the frenzy and notoriety for Paul (craved and coveted by him; and certainly financially beneficial to Paul when clicks = $’s); while producing negative reactions on themselves …. Pengy says while donning the Captain Obvious uniform

    I don’t see it has anything to do with bullying…. Paul is the one doing the celebrity athlete fighting thing (along with other meathead things). I don’t view Lehner or Kane challenging him as bullying; stupid move…. yep yep yep and more yep. Not bullying though

    Not to worry…. I’m going to a frat party ( > thousand expected) this weekend. Party is in a small bungalow. No masks, shared beer bongs