NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 30, 2012.

No insurance for Crosby contract, puzzling over what’s driving Martin Brodeur to free agency, Ducks focus on re-signing Getzlaf and Perry, Oshie and Perron still unsigned, and more.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: The Penguins cannot insure themselves against a concussion-related early retirement by Sidney Crosby, who will re-sign a 12-year, $104.4 million contract on July 1.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s a gamble by Penguins management, but one they obviously feel comfortable making. Time will tell if it’s worthwhile.

NJ.COM: Steve Politi suggests three theories as to why Devils goalie Martin Brodeur is taking the unusual (for him) step of testing the UFA market. One of the theories – the Devils financial problems are more serious than suspected – would be the most ominous, for if they can’t afford to re-up Brodeur, it casts doubt on their efforts to re-sign Zach Parise.

Ducks could try to re-sign Getzlaf & Perry this summer.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Ducks GM Bob Murray intends to reach out to forward Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry regarding contract extensions. The pair will be eligible next summer for UFA status.

STLTODAY.COM: Blues RFAs TJ Oshie and David Perron aren’t expected to be re-signed before July 1st, making them restricted free agents and potential targets for offer sheets, but GM Doug Armstrong is unconcerned over that possibility.

 NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The Carolina Hurricanes have placed defenseman Derek Joslin on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract.

AZCENTRAL.COM: The Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed center Andy Miele to a one-year contract.

PHILLY.COM: The Flyers have hired former player Ian Laperriere, who retired due to concussion injuries, as director of player development.


  1. The lack of insurance is another reason I’d trade Crosby and keep Malkin.

    According to the NY Post, NJ hasn’t even talked with Parise yet, so the financial situation is probably the reason.

  2. Maybe the Pens figure if something happens to Sid, he can also help coach the Pens AHL team or have something to do with player development.

    Perhaps the reason why NJ has not made an offer to Parisi is that Parisi’s agent is going to field all offers and then say to the Devils – go ahead and match or offer more.