NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 28, 2016



NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 28, 2016

Corey Perry is among a number of notable players passed over for the World Cup of Hockey.

Corey Perry is among a number of notable players passed over for the World Cup of Hockey.

 A proposed “All Snubs” World Cup of Hockey roster, an update on Roberto Luongo and more in this morning’s collection of NHL headlines.

ESPN.COM: A roster made up of players passed over for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey would be thin on goaltending but strong on defense and at forward. The forwards include Taylor Hall, Tyler Johnson, Corey Perry, Phil Kessel, Rick Nash, Ryan O’Reilly and Milan Lucic, while P.K. Subban, Mark Giordano, Cam Fowler, Justin Faulk and Kevin Shattenkirk could make up most of the blueline. Martin Jones, Devan Dubnyk and Brian Elliott are the goaltenders. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I realize this isn’t “news”, but I found it interesting to see just how good a roster comprised of “All Snubs” would be. Yes, it’s lacking goalie depth, but I think Jones would be solid enough to help this team be very competitive. At any rate, it gives us something to ponder on a Sunday largely devoid of meaningful hockey news. 

TSN BARDOWN:  Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo took to Twitter to assure the hockey world he wasn’t the infamous “goalie robber” who recently stole some cases of beer from a Manitoba beer store. “For those of you asking. Can’t have been me, 5 hole is not big enough….”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Once again, Luongo owns the hockey Twitterverse. As for the beer store robbers, that video looked like a bad episode of “Trailer Park Boys.”

DETROIT FREE PRESS:  Tickets for the final Red Wings season at the Joe Louis Arena go on sale Monday. 

STLTODAY.COM:  The story of one of only two St. Louis Blues prototype jerseys, currently owned by a Blues fan. 

SI.COM:  Sudbury Wolves winger David Levin hopes to become the first Israeli-born NHL player.