NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 29, 2012.

Crosby deal could affect Malkin’s next contract, wondering what’s up with Bobby Ryan, an update on the Coyotes, a number of teams will have to spend plenty to reach the cap floor, the Kings missing Cup-winning puck is found, Brian Boucher injured, and more.

 

Crosby’s new deal will impact Malkin’s future.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: Sidney Crosby’s new 12 year, $104.4 million deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins could impact the future of teammate Evgeni Malkin, who’ll be eligible for UFA status in two years time.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Jeff Miller belatedly wonders what spurred Ducks forward Bobby Ryan’s outburst last weekend about his name frequently appearing in trade rumors. Was he merely blowing off steam, or is he genuinely unhappy with the Ducks?

ARIZONA REPUBLIC: The Coyotes are one step closer to being sold to the Jamison group after a Maricopa County superior court judge rejected a lawsuit filed by the Goldwater Institute intent on blocking the sale.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: A number of teams (Phoenix, Anaheim, Colorado, Nashville, Florida, St. Louis) will have to open their wallets in order to reach the projected salary cap floor of $54.2 million for next season.

PHILLY.COM: Who knows what unpredictable Flyers GM Paul Holmgren might do in the UFA market?

LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Kings missing Stanley Cup puck has been found…in the equipment bag of Devils forward Patrik Elias.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Carolina Hurricanes backup Brian Boucher is sidelined four to six months to recent shoulder surgery.

MIAMI HERALD: The Panthers place forwards Matt Bradley and Mike Santorelli on waivers.

 TAMPA BAY TIMES: The Lightning re-signed defenseman Brian Lee to a two-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD: have re-signed Matt Kassian to a two-year deal.