Is Jeff Skinner the Carolina Hurricanes‘ next captain? Head coach Bill Peters is looking to fill that vacancy, one left open since the departure of Eric Staal in early 2015. As such, he's spoken extensively to team staff in the offseason, and a common theme emerged. “(Skinner’s) name came up in the conversation quite a […]
The St. Louis Blues are bringing in a little veteran experience. Former Arizona Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett will take part in Blues training camp as a guest coach, serving as a soundboard for bench boss Mike Yeo. “He’s going to come in for the first five or six days of camp and just sort […]
The Winnipeg Jets have announced contract extensions for general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and head coach Paul Maurice, keeping the duo in the cockpit for the foreseeable future. But is it prudent at this stage in the club’s trajectory? Assessing the merits Cheveldayoff was named GM shortly after the team relocated from Atlanta, inheriting a roster […]
Midway through a pugnacious and loquacious playing career that ended five months ago, Steve Ott found a fresh notepad in his home office and began jotting down ideas. Some of the roughly 100 pages filled with tactical lingo, practice drills and set plays and systematic concepts that Ott found particularly
One of the most influential and revolutionary contributors to the goaltending position, Francois Allaire, retired from his craft Tuesday, he announced on his Facebook page. The 57-year-old Allaire spent the last 32 years as a goalie coach with the Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and most recently, the Colorado Avalanche. Allaire was the […]
The Will Butcher Derby ended on Sunday, with the NCAA free-agent defenseman selecting the New Jersey Devils as his NHL team and signing a two-year deal. If you’re understandable response to that news was “why?”, Butcher has an answer for you. After four years at the University of Denver, the defenseman opted not to sign […]
OTTAWA — The NHL's elite came out in celebration of Bryan Murray's life and legacy this afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre. The longtime NHL head coach and general manager died Aug. 12 at age 74 after a three-year battle with colon cancer. The native of Shawville, Que., had been with the Ottawa
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what Im reading, while very, very proud of the city of Boston today.*Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan thinks that the Flames can be a 100-point club this season as they continue to build with
The NHL lost a decades-long stalwart of coaching and front-office leadership with the death of Bryan Murray, who coached for four different teams and served as general manager for five starting in 1981. Murray, 74, died Saturday after battling colon cancer. Murray most recently worked for the Ottawa
Could New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski be successful on the ice? Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy seems to think so. Cassidy visited Patriots training camp Monday morning, according to ESPN.
Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet doesn’t know when defenseman Jakob Chychrun will be back following off-season knee surgery, as he told told SiriusXM NHL Network (via NHL.com). “He’s just a beast,” Tocchet said.
Longtime NHL coach and GM Bryan Murray died Saturday, the NHL confirmed, after a long battle with colon cancer during which he became a passionate spokesman for awareness and prevention of the disease. Murray coached 18 seasons with the Capitals, Red Wings, Panthers, Ducks and Senators, and his 620 wins are 12th all-time among league […]