NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 17, 2014

Latest on P.K. Subban, Chris Stewart and Rob Scuderi, plus the state of the Stars defense, the Devils financial situation and repairs to the Red Wings home arena.

CITYNEWS.CA: Montreal Canadiens star P.K. Subban recently participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS treatment in a unique way in downtown Toronto.

Chris Stewart seeks a better effort this season.

Chris Stewart seeks a better effort this season.

NHL.COM: Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Stewart hopes for more consistency in his contract year. Stewart was deal to the Sabres by the St. Louis Blues in last season’s Ryan Miller trade, and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Stewart was the subject of trade rumors even after he was dealt to the Sabres, usually tying him to the Ottawa Senators. It’ll be interesting to see how this season unfolds for Stewart.

TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi acknowledged he needs a bounce-back performance after an uneven effort last season.

NBC SPORTS: James O’Brien cites Defending Big D blogger Wes Lawrence’s analysis of the Dallas Stars defense, which consists entirely of left-handed shots.

NORTHJERSEY.COM: A year after the sales of the New Jersey Devils, its new ownership acknowledged losing money last season  and could do so again this season, but they envision a bright future for the club.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Returning to regular playoff contention will be a start. After nearly 15 years as a perennial playoff club, the Devils in recent years have become a mediocre club, missing the playoffs three of the past four seasons.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: The Joe Louis Arena, home of the Red Wings, will undergo repairs to its garage for safety issues.