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 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...

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....

O’Reilly, Kreider Avoid Arbitration.

The Colorado Avalanche re-signed winger Ryan O’Reilly to a two-year deal worth $6 million annually, while the New York Rangers re-signed forward Chris Kreider to a two-year, $4.95 million contract.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: Both players had arbitration hearings...