NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 6, 2012.

The latest on the Kings and Devils on the verge of Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final, Dominic Moore’s wife battling rare cancer, Hurricanes shift up some organizational roles, and more.


Dynasty in the making?

LOS ANGELES TIMES/SPORTSNET: The Kings are poised to sweep the Stanley Cup Final, but both of their only losses in this year’s playoffs have come in Game Four. Their impressive run to the Cup Final, meanwhile, is giving rise to suggestions they could be a dynasty in the making.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s a little early to start the dynasty talk, especially since they haven’t won their first Cup yet, though that appears all but certain giving their 3-0 series lead.

NEW YORK POST/NJ.COM: The sole remaining members of the Devils last Stanley Cup championship team (Martin Brodeur, Patrick Elias and Petr Sykora) face the stark reality they could be swept in this series. Sykora, a healthy scratch in the first three games of this series, will be back in the lineup for Game Four.

MERCURYNEWS.COM: Katy Moore, wife of San Jose Sharks center Dominic Moore, is battling a rare liver cancer which was diagnosed at the end of the season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Here’s hoping she makes a full recovery.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The Carolina Hurricanes have promoted Ron Francis to director of hockey operations, made Tom Barrasso a pro scout, and named Cory Stillman director of forward development.

SPORTOVNI NOVINY: Forward Erik Christensen, who played this season with the NY Rangers and Minnesota Wild, has signed with Czech league team Lev Praha.

DETROIT NEWS: Former Red Wing Darren McCarty and his wife have filed personal protection orders against some former friends trying to draw him back into the hard partying lifestyle.


  1. i will agree that “dynasty” is a really strong suggestion when the Kings haven’t won anything yet. but i find it odd that last year around this time you had no problem saying that it was easy to believe the Canucks and Bruins could be back in the Finals this year, with their players and the ages and contracts of those players, but you don’t seem to want to say the same thing about a Kings team that are in as good as shape or better. Is that just another case of west-coast-bias by the media or is it that after the Canucks and Bruins 2012 playoffs it’s easy to see there’s a difference being between being in a position to win and actually winning?

  2. Bickleton: Tune in tomorrow to my Soapbox for my answer, but regarding the insinuation of “west coast bias”, you should know better than to suggest that of me.