NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 19, 2014

Updates on Jason Spezza, Steve Mason, Tyson Barrie, Michael Leighton, Todd Bertuzzi and more.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars GM Jim Nill is optimistic about re-signing Jason Spezza, who was acquired from the Ottawa Senators earlier this summer.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  A number of factors – the Stars’ performance this season, how well Spezza and his family settle in the area, contract terms – will determine how long he remains with the club. 

Flyers goalie Steve Mason has resumed training.

Flyers goalie Steve Mason has resumed training.

PHILLY.COM: Flyers goaltender Steve Mason resumed training yesterday for the first time since suffering a broken finger last month.

NHL.COM: Defenseman Tyson Barrie could be an emerging talent for the Colorado Avalanche.

CSNCHICAGO.COM: The Blackhawks signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year, two-way contract. He spent last season in the KHL.

TSN.CA: Legal representatives for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are in negotiations aimed at achieving an out-of-court settlement. Moore filed a civil suit against Bertuzzi regarding an infamous incident in 2004 in which Bertuzzi struck Moore from behind, resulting in the end of the latter’s playing career.

FOX SPORTS ARIZONA: Coyotes chairman and governor George Gosbee is optimistic his club is on track to become profitable within three years.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: The Sabres hope to host more NHL events in the future. It was announced yesterday the club will host the next two NHL combines.


  1. If anyone believes that the Coyotes will be profitable, I have this bridge in Brooklyn that’s for sale.

    • haha my beer league team is starting to attract attention as well, we all know all the tv market is massive there only reason why they keep trying. I don’t think Bettman has an “i give up” bone in his body, but man just give it up.. changing the name wont change the results! #bringthemtocanada