NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 14, 2017
Updates on Shayne Gostisbehere, Jakob Chychrun and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
SPORTSNET: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere admits to being humbled by his struggles in his sophomore season following an impressive debut campaign. Recuperation from hip and abdominal surgeries hampered Gostisbehere’s training last summer, but he expects an uninterrupted summer of training this year will help him regain his form.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Gostisbehere, 24, is expected to be a key part of a younger Flyers defense corps that includes Ivan Provorov (20) and could also feature 22-year-olds Sam Morin and Robert Hagg, as well as 21-year-old Travis Sanheim.
NBC SPORTS: Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet expects sidelined defenseman Jakob Chychrun will make a remarkable recovery from offseason knee surgery. “If this happened to somebody else, you might have a guy who’s out for the year. I don’t know the timeframe (for his recovery), but it’s not for the year. It’s something that he’s going to bounce back (from). He’s an animal. It’s almost like we’ve got to crank this kid down a little bit.”
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland suited up with area firefighters for their Fifth Annual Charity Ice Hockey game.
TSN BARDOWN: Former NHL enforcer Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond announced his retirement from hockey this weekend. He played 41 games and accrued 101 PIMs over five seasons with the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins between 2008-09 to 2013-14.
STLTODAY.COM: “A lawsuit is seeking to halt a $64-million makeover of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, arguing that the publicly funded project is unconstitutional.”