NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 26, 2021

by | Nov 26, 2021 | News, NHL | 8 comments

Patrick Roy’s agent dismisses rumors linking him to the Canadiens, Max Domi, Josh Morrissey and Nikita Zaitsev fined, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

TVA SPORTS: Patrick Roy’s agent, Neil Glasberg, dismissed speculation linking his client to the Montreal Canadiens. He shot down a rumor claiming Roy met with Canadiens owner Geoff Molson at a hotel in Quebec City last spring.

Quebec Remparts head coach and general manager Patrick Roy (NHL.com).

Glasberg tied the rumors linking Roy to the Canadiens on the club’s poor play this season. He called them “nonsense, falsehoods,” adding he has never spoken to Molson about his client. He said Roy has given him the mandate to monitor opportunities around the league, not just in Montreal, but also indicated Roy is doing very well in his current positions as head coach and general manager of the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The speculation about Roy joining the Canadiens has it basis in the growing concern among Quebec hockey pundits over the club’s current plight. The Habs are rudderless with Molson seemingly in hiding, Marc Bergevin looking like a lame-duck GM, the players confused by Dominique Ducharme’s coaching, and the club’s puzzling unwillingness to name a new captain with Shea Weber sidelined with potentially career-ending injuries.

Glasberg didn’t rule out the possibility of speaking with the Canadiens on Roy’s behalf if the club contacted him. Time will tell if that call gets made.

NHL.COM: Columbus Blue Jackets forward Max Domi was fined $5,000.00 by the NHL’s department of player safety for unsportsmanlike conduct during Wednesday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Defenseman Josh Morrissey of the Jets was also fined $5,000.00 for slashing Jets forward Alexandre Texier.

Ottawa Senators blueliner Nikita Zaitsev received a $5,000.00 fine for cross-checking San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier on Wednesday.

The New Jersey Devils claimed forward Nathan Bastian off waivers from the Seattle Kraken on Thursday. The Kraken chose Bastian in this summer’s expansion draft after the Devils left him unprotected.


  1. I was almost out of my chair when watching Domi pummeling svechnikov while the linesman was restraining him. Disgusting -, he got 5000 fine and Larkin got suspended for a sucker punch (a poke) he took with the glove on. Parros isn’t getting any better with experience.

    • 2.0 Domi is becoming well known for his cheap shots and sneak attacks.

  2. All you Yanks down south feeling a little lethargic today ?

    Not a Habs fan by anyways but, stay TF away from Roy imo.

  3. Patrick Roy is the last guy I’d like to see with the Habs in any capacity.

    While much blame has been heaped on Tremblay, Houle and Corey for Roy’s departure, Serge Savard stated openly that he had a trade lined up with Colorado before that season even began.
    Handshake deal before he (Savard) was fired and subsequently not signed.

    • Agreed but Roy couldn’t possibly do any worse than GMMB did in his 10 year tenure. Also the pool of French speaking experienced GMs is kinda thin. Anything would be better than the current situation.

  4. 3 punk moves by Domi. Shoots into net after play was over… picks out a non fighter out of the group when the situation was over…then he keeps throwing bombs when Svech is down. His job is in jeopardy and he’s just trying anything to stay in the league. Bush league all around

  5. Rudderless with the owner in hiding, a lame-duck GM and a coach with confusing systems. Are we talking about the Canadiens or the Canucks?

  6. Ruins lose to Ranger’s. The bruins just don’t have enough talent to compete with good teams. Swayman needs to spend some time in the minors his bubble has burst Kuhlman Blidh, can join him. Unless Sweeney swings a few trades. Look for the b’s to sink into the abyss. Unless something happens soon via trade Man I can’t watch this too painful. No more duds from Providence.