NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 21, 2014

The Sharks strip Joe Thornton of his captaincy, the latest on Raffi Torres and Alexander Semin and the Rangers sign prospect Kevin Hayes. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: The Sharks have stripped Joe Thornton of his captaincy and will begin the season with a captain or...

NHL Rumor Mill – August 20, 2014

Five pressing NHL offseason issues, and a suggestion for the Predators to sign Ryan Johansen to an offer sheet.  USA TODAY: Kevin Allen lists five pressing NHL offseason issues. The Bruins and Blackhawks must shed salary before the season begins, the Blue Jackets have...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 20, 2014

Islanders owner selling his share of the club, a settlement reached in the Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit, Ryan Malone pleads no contest on DUI charge, and more. NEWSDAY: Charles Wang has agreed to sell a minority stake in the New York Islanders to two businessmen, who will...

NHL Rumor Mill – August 18, 2014

Updates on former Blackhawks prospect Kevin Hayes, plus the Dallas Stars have a blueline issue.  NBC SPORTS: Dhiren Mahiban cites reports indicating former Chicago Blackhawks Kevin Hayes and his representatives spent Sunday narrowing their list of NHL suitors, with...

Sunday NHL Rumor Roundup – August 17, 2014

Latest on Martin Brodeur, Marc Staal, Torey Krug and Kevin Hayes, plus a look at the Carolina Hurricanes.    ESPN.COM: In a recent live chat, Katie Strang stated her belief Martin Brodeur could be waiting for potentially an injury situation which could open up a...

NHL Rumor Mill – August 16, 2014

Latest on now-former Blackhawks prospect Kevin Hayes, and a round-up of trade and free agent rumors from the blogosphere.  CHICAGO TRIBUNE:  Chris Kuc reports the Blackhawks have parted ways with prospect Kevin Hayes after failing to reach an agreement on a contract....