Tuesday, October 15, 2013
NHL Morning Links - Oct. 15
By Doug Mittler
Monday’s Insider content had Craig Custance discussing whether the unbeaten Colorado Avalanche can sustain their success and if the Philadelphia Flyers are any better under new skipper Craig Berube. Now to the links, where we look at the status of another Metropolitan Division coach:
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello insists the job of coach Peter DeBoer is not in jeopardy despite an 0-3-3 start. Past history indicates Lamoriello is not afraid to make a move.
The Oilers' Nail Yakupov was a healthy scratch for the second straight game on Monday. That may not be sitting well with the former No. 1 pick, who reportedly is considering a return to Russia to play in the KHL.
Veteran goalie Martin Biron hinted his $1.3 million salary cap figure had something to do with the decision of the New York Rangers to place him on waivers. Coach Alain Vigneault disagreed.
After watching the Ottawa Senators allow a combined 106 shots in ugly losses to San Jose and Anaheim, GM Bryan Murray said changes could be coming if things don’t improve Tuesday in Phoenix.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is doubtful for Tuesday’s game against Columbus with a bruised hand. It will give the Red Wings another chance to look at Jonas Gustavsson, who defeated the Bruins on Monday.
Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse seemed confident that the club will get the chance to stage another outdoor game “within the next three years.” The Penguins hosted to the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field.
Kris Letang practiced with the Penguins again Monday, but is not expected to play Tuesday against the Oilers.
Fans who ride their bike to Tuesday’s game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Los Angeles Kings will be eligible for a discounted ticket. Try that promotion on a winter night in Winnipeg…
The St. Louis Blues' top line of Alexander Steen, David Backes and T.J. Oshie are what one writer calls “a collection of interchangeable parts.” The trio combined for nine points on Saturday.
The Vancouver Canucks are experiencing some growing pains under John Tortorella.