NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 17, 2013.

Rangers blank the Capitals, Bobby Orr’s book tour, the most expensive NHL tickets plus updates on Dan Boyle, Martin St. Louis, Tim Thomas, Marian Hossa, Slava Voynov and more.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves while John Moore and Ryan Callahan scored less than two minutes apart in the second period as the NY Rangers snapped a three-game losing skid with a 2-0 shutout of the Washington Capitals.

MERCURYNEWS.COM: San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle claimed he was ok following a “scary hit” he received from St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre, who has apologized for the hit but is suspended pending a league hearing.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hopefully Boyle won’t miss much time. As for Lapierre, I’m guessing he’ll get at least five games for that hit.

Bobby Orr had as many as 17 surgeries on his left knee.

Bobby Orr reveals his surically repaired left knee.

NATIONAL POST: An interview with hockey legend Bobby Orr, who claims his famous surgically repaired knees feel fine but “it’s everything else” that hurts.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The photo at left show the price Orr paid for his 12 NHL seasons. 

TBO.COM: The Lightning await word on the severity of Martin St. Louis’ foot injury, after taking a Drew Doughty shot off his foot. St. Louis is listed as day-to-day.

BOSTON HERALD: Former Bruin Tim Thomas will face his old team for the first time as his Florida Panthers visit Boston tonight.

DAILY HERALD: A nagging lower-back problem is forcing Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa to change his game preparations.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings GM Dean Lombardi is preaching patience with struggling Kings defenseman Slava Voynov.

FORBES.COM: The Toronto Maple Leafs top the list of the NHL teams with the most expensive tickets.

BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta intends to appeal his recent ten-game suspension.

CBC.CA: Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque acknowledged he’s facing fraud charges stemming from a dispute with a former business partner.


  1. Injured feet from shots and eye injuries should really never happen. Safety equipment is available and the benefit of protecting a vital, star player (or any servicable player for that matter) far outweighs the incovenience. I’m baffled that clubs don’t mandate their players wear them. Take Ryan O’Reilly; why doesn’t Sakic (EVP of Hockey Operations) tell him this? Sakic was a non-visor player until, you guessed it, he took a high stick to the eye and then put on the visor. He went on to have a 50 goal season in 2001, on route to a Stanley Cup, wearing the visor.

  2. This is a no-win dream but, if Bobby Orr was 18 today and playing in the NHL, he would benefit so much from current knee surgery procedures. Can you imagine a healthy Bobby Orr playing for fifteen seasons?

    • Bobby Orr was the best. He would be tearing it up in the new NHL…

  3. ok,now imagin a healthy lemieux playing in this new nhl