NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 17, 2012.

Devils playoff run leaves them hungry for more, Predators GM dogged by contract questions, Anders Lindback latest to try to fill Lightning’s starting goalie role, a look at the past and future picks of Penguins GM Ray Shero, an update on Chris Kelly’s contract status, and more.

NORTHJERSEY.COM: The New Jersey Devils long run to this year’s Stanley Cup Final leaves them hungry for more.

THE TENNESSEAN: Nashville Predators GM David Poile continues to be dogged by questions over contracts of his key free agents heading toward this week’s NHL awards, where he’s nominated for GM of the year.

Lighting hoping Lindback becomes their long-term solution in goal.

TBO.COM: Recently acquired Anders Lindback is the latest goalie the Lightning are looking toward to be their long-term solution between the pipes.

POST-GAZETTE.COM: A look at Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero’s previous draft picks and which players he might pursue in this year’s entry draft.

 BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said forward Chris Kelly won’t be officially re-signed by the Bruins to his four-year, $12 million contract extension until July 1st, when the club will no longer be in violation of the league’s “tagging” rule.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: Bucky Gleason plays “Sabres GM for a day” and lists all the changes he’d make to the club. Feel free to play along, Sabres fans!

 DETROIT NEWS: Ted Kulfan with his picks for the upcoming 2012 NHL Awards.


  1. Buffalo News article is fun and entertaining. Realistic??? Not so much.
    They only way its coming to pass is if they fire Darcy first.

  2. maybe it’s not the goalie’s fault things haven’t worked out in Tampa Bay, perhaps it’s the defensive situation? Mike Smith seems to be all world in Phoenix after failing to impress in net for the Lightning. Smith was allowed to leave as a free agent after Tampa Bay gave up Brad Richardson to get him only a few years before. Bryzgalov hasn’t been the world beater they thought they’d paid handsomely to get in Philadelphia either. the Flyers have been without Pronger for a lot of the year and no one has really stepped up on the back end to fill that void.

  3. The Bolts just need to realize that ‘long term’ solution means patience and don’t expect him to right the ship right away. Lindback has NEVER been a starter and has seen very little NHL action. All the promise in the world still doesn’t mean this becomes a gamble and could take a year to three years to really pan out.