Morning Hits: Coyotes, Outdoor Games, Olympics, Stars, Ducks, Flyers, Flames, Jets and Starting Goalies

  • Chris Nichols: Starting in 2014-15, the Phoenix Coyotes will be known as the Arizona Coyotes.
  • Darren Dreger: There are likely to be four outdoor games next season. Teams that are showing interest are the Sharks, Coyotes, Avalanche, Bruins and the Wild. The Maple Leafs are pushing for a Winter Classic. The Canadiens and Senators want a game, and the Jets are expected to get the 2016 Heritage Classic.
  • Chris Nichols: Bill Daly said they will wait until after the 2014 Sochi Olympics before they start to look at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
  • Mike Heika: The Stars have agreed to a three year contract extension with Ryan GarbuttMark Stepneski: Garbutt gets $5.4 million over three years.
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks sign Mark Fistric to a three year deal with $3.8 million: $1.1 million, $1.2 million and $1.5 million.
  • Dave Isaac: The Flyers have put Chris VandeVelde on waivers.
  • Joe Yerdon: The Jets send Paul Postma to the AHL for a conditioning assignment.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Jaroslav Halak will start against the Hurricanes, Brian Elliott will start against the Predators.
  • Sarah McLellan: Thomas Greiss will start in net for the Coyotes against the Sabres.


  1. Ian

    January 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Look for Sbisa to be moved soon in Anaheim.

  2. Boris Bagel

    January 31, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Habs can send Subban & Eller & Briere & Andrighetto to Avs for Mackinnon & O’Rielly & Paranteau