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Boston University coach predicts breakout year for Blackhawks prospect Chad Krys
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Chad Krys was like any other freshman college hockey player last season. He had his ups and downs and improved as the season continued. In a few months the Blackhawks prospect will be heading to Boston University for his sophomore year, and his coach believes he can be one of college’s best defensemen next season. […]

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Why Blackhawks prospects are already buying what Rockford coach Jeremy Colliton is selling
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Luke Johnson has gotten a few chances to talk to Rockford head coach Jeremy Colliton, and he likes what the new coach is selling. “He seems like a knowledgeable guy about the game,” said Johnson, who played 73 games with the IceHogs last season. “He’s a younger guy and his career wasn’t too long ago. […]

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Colorado Avalanche Goalie Coach Jussi Parkkila Has a Lot of Work To Do
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Going back to May there was plenty of speculation that the Avs would hire longtime fan target Jussi Parkkila as the new goalie coach. Recently they did just that. It’s a gamble but what he lacks in NHL experience he might make up in time spent mentoring Semyon Varlamov over the years. Unlike new assistant […]

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Pens promote Sergei Gonchar to assistant coach
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The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to make additions to their coaching staff. Just days after adding Mark Recchi, the Pens announced that former defenseman Sergei Gonchar is also joining the team as an assistant coach. Since hanging up his skates in 2015, Gonchar has been serving as the Penguins’ defense development coach.

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Islanders News: Fans turn out for Belmont, Brathwaite’s turn as coach
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The public hearing — er, not a hearing in public, but rather a chance to hear the public, so a “listening session” — about redeveloping Belmont Park was hosted at the public library by New York State representatives last night. Many are pinning their (latest) Islanders perma-home hopes on the site, for which the state […]

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Coyotes name longtime player Rick Tocchet as new coach
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Rick Tocchet, who played three seasons with the Coyotes during an 18-year NHL career, returns to the franchise as the team's new head coach. "I'm extremely happy to be back with the Coyotes organization," Tocchet said in a statement released by the team Tuesday. "I loved playing and coaching here in the Valley and have […]

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Recchi replaces Tocchet as assistant coach in Pittsburgh
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The Pittsburgh Penguins wasted no time in finding a replacement for Rick Tocchet on their coaching staff. The team announced on Tuesday that Mark Recchi will take over the spot vacated when Tocchet left to become the new head coach of the Arizona Coyotes. Over the past three seasons Recchi worked with the Penguins as […]

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‘He’s a natural’ – Penguins believe Recchi will thrive as assistant coach
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With one memorable former NHL’er-turned-coach now out of town as Rick Tocchet takes the Coyotes’ top gig, the Pittsburgh Penguins promoted another former notable in Mark Recchi to take Tocchet’s spot. Recchi was already part of the mix in Pittsburgh, earning rave reviews for the way he helped Phil Kessel. “He’s a natural when it […]

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How Lindy Ruff ended up as an assistant coach with the Rangers
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Lindy Ruff said that he was speaking with Rangers associate coach Scott Arniel about his future when Arniel asked if he might have interest in joining the Rangers staff. (NYR) Arniel and Ruff were teammates with the Sabres in the 80s and Arniel was an assistant to Ruff in the early 2000s. (NYR) Alain Vigneault […]

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Islanders add Buchberger as assistant coach
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For the second day in a row the New York Islanders made an addition to head coach Dough Weight’s coaching staff. After hiring Fred Brathwaite on Monday to serve as the team’s goalie coach, the Islanders announced on Tuesday that Kelly Buchberger has also been added as an assistant. Buchberger had previously been working for […]

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Coyotes hire Rick Tocchet as head coach
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The Arizona Coyotes hired Rick Tocchet as their new head coach Tuesday, the team announced. Tocchet becomes the 18th head coach in franchise history, and joins a Coyotes organization that’s flush with young talent in need of a fresh voice behind the bench. “We are very pleased to name Rick as our new head coach,” […]

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Penguins name Recchi assistant coach after Tocchet leaves
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The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t waste any time replacing Rick Tocchet. The club hired Mark Recchi as assistant coach Tuesday after Tocchet, who previously held the position, was named head coach of the Arizona Coyotes. “Mark Recchi will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” said general manager Jim Rutherford. “His recent history with the […]

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