NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 5, 2014

Updates on Patrick Kane and Brooks Laich, plus the latest on the Sabres, Bruins and more.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks star Patrick Kane teamed up with Gatorade to “surprise members of the St. Jude Knights Hockey Club with a remodeled locker room at Southwest Ice Arena in Crestwood.”

Injuries hampered Brooks Laich over the past two years.

Injuries hampered Brooks Laich in recentyears.

 NHL.COM: Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich is looking forward to putting the past two injury-filled seasons behind him.  

NBC SPORTS: Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tom Pyatt is joining brother Taylor with Swiss club Geneve-Servette.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: The Sabres yesterday officially introduced new assistant coaches “Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn and Tom Coolen with Arturs Irbe serving as goaltending coach.”

CSNNE.COM: Examining how the Boston Bruins have used advanced stats and their plans going forward.

YAHOO! SPORTS: Sean Leahy cites a report from Sports Business Journal noting NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made $8.8 million during the lockout year. Leahy compares Bettman’s salary with those of the top-earning NHL stars, which would put the commissioner 10th overall.