NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 9, 2014

Anticipating this season’s NHL breakout players, the best and worst moves of this NHL offseason, an update on Nicklas Backstrom and more.  SPORTSNET.CA: Mike Johnston lists his anticipated NHL breakout players for each team in the Eastern and Western Conference....

NHL Blog Beat – July 30, 2014

Check out the latest and greatest from the hockey blogosphere over the past several days.  GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe goes down Wikipedia’s NHL rabbit hole, and lists the NHL’s Forrest Gumps. THE SCORE: Justin Bourne lists 5 NHL players who use unique sticks....

Penguins Trade James Neal to Predators.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have dealt James Neal to the Nashville Predators for forward Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: The first move by new Ptenguins GM Jim Rutherford is a doozy, and as expected it involved Neal, who lacks a movement clause...

Predators Re-sign Hornqvist.

The Nashville Predators have re-signed winger Patric Hornqvist to a five-year, $21.25 million contract.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: The average annual salary is $4.25 million per season, which is a nice little raise over the $3.25 million he earned this season. Though...