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.”


NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 9, 2017

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 9, 2017

The Vancouver Canucks play two preseason games against the LA Kings in China.

NHL releases preseason schedule, Blackhawks analyst Ed Olczyk battling cancer, update on Andreas Athanasiou & more in your morning coffee headlines. 

 NHL.com: The preseason schedule has been released. Notable games include the Vegas Golden Knights playing their first-ever game when they face the Canucks in Vancouver (Sept. 17). The Canucks and Los Angeles Kings will play two games against each other in China (Sept. 21 and 23).

The Detroit Red Wings will play their first game in Little Caesars Arena when they host the Boston Bruins on Sept. 23.  On Sept. 25, the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators will face off at Credit Union Place in Summerside, PEI. 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks TV analyst and former NHL player Ed Olczyk announced yesterday he’s battling colon cancer. While he’ll likely miss the start of the season, the 50-year-old Olczyk expects to resume his duties once his treatment is completed. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best wishes for a swift and complete recovery. 

MLIVE.COM: Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said he remains in constant discussions with restricted free agent winger Andreas Athanasiou. The Wings lack of salary-cap space has thus far prevented Holland from re-signing Athanasiou.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’ll have more on the Wings’ cap situation later this morning in my Rumors section.

NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders re-signed forward Stephen Gionta to a one-year, two-way contract. He’ll earn $650K at the NHL level.

NHL.COM: The New Jersey Devils entered into a one-year affiliation agreement with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder. 

USA TODAY: ESPN is getting back into the hockey market via BAMTech. Disney, the network’s parent corporation, has acquired a majority stake in the streaming service. 

ARIZONA SPORTS: The first batch of Arizona Coyotes single-game tickets go on sale Aug. 17.