NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 14, 2018

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 14, 2018

Full preseason schedule unveiled, NHL on NBC 2018-19 schedule released, the latest on Brandon Saad and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.COM: The 2018 preseason schedule kicks off on Sept. 15 as the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames meet at Shenzhen, China. There will be 110 games during the 19-game period, which also includes the New Jersey Devils facing off against SC Bern in Switzerland on Oct. 1 and the Edmonton Oilers squaring off against Kolner Haie in Germany on Oct. 3. 

NBC SPORTS: Unveiled their complete NHL schedule for 2018-19. It includes “Wednesday Night Hockey” to showcase its “most exclusive schedule to date and NHL’s rising stars.” Seventeen of those 25 showcases will be doubleheaders. 

Their schedule also includes the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana and the 2019 NHL All-Star Game (in prime time) in San Jose. 

Chicago Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad is working to improve his offensive play. (Photo via NHL Images)

  THE ATHLETIC: After struggling to score last season, Chicago Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad is working with Prodigy Hockey development coach Brian Keane to improve his offensive skills. 

NHL.COM: The Ottawa Senators yesterday officially announced the signing of forward Brady Tkachuk to a three-year entry-level contract. 

NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders announced prospect defenseman Noah Dobson signed a three-year entry-level contract. Dobson, a native of Summerside, PEI) was selected 12th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. 

TAMPA BAY TIMES: The Lightning “has entered into a three-year agreement to make the Orlando Solar Bears its primary ECHL affiliate starting this season.”