Here’s a wholly unscientific assumption: things started to go sideways for the Los Angeles Kings when Ron Hextall left then-GM Dean Lombardi & Co. to join the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Whether accurate or not, the two executives have experienced different paths lately, with Hextall doing a solid job with his Flyers’ rebuild-on-the-fly while Lombardi was […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have hired former players Brian Leetch and Brad Richards as advisers. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the hires Tuesday. Leetch and Richards will work on prospect development and assist with on-ice development
Note: It’s the NHL Alternate History project! We’ve asked fans and bloggers from 31 teams to pick one turning point in their franchise’s history and ask ‘what if things had gone differently?’ Trades, hirings, firings, wins, losses, injuries … all of it. How would one different outcome change the course of history for an NHL team? Today: Jason […]
Longtime NHL defenseman Mike Komisarek is about to get his first crack at coaching. The Buffalo Sabres hired Komisarek as a player development coach, the team announced Tuesday. The 35-year-old brings a wealth of NHL experience with him, having logged 551 career games split between the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and, most recently, the […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have hired former NHL defenseman Mike Komisarek as a player development coach.
The San Jose Sharks have added another assistant coach to Peter DeBoer’s crew, with Dave Barr being the newest member of the coaching staff. Barr, serving as the “eye in the sky” this year (read: analyze games from the press box instead of the bench to give instant feedback), previously served under several bench bosses […]
The Nashville Predators have hired Dan Muse as an assistant coach. Muse, who spent the last two years as head coach of the USHL’s Chicago Steel, will be in charge of the Preds’ forwards as well as the penalty kill, while associate head coach Kevin McCarthy — in the wake of Phil Housley’s departure — […]
The Predators hired Dan Muse as an assistant coach Friday, filling a vacancy on coach Peter Laviolette's staff. The team also promoted assistant coach Kevin McCarthy to associate head coach. Muse replaces Phil Housley, who became head coach of the Buffalo Sabres on June 15 after four seasons with the Predators. Muse previously coached the Chicago […]
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,” […]
The Los Angeles Kings have hired 500-goal scorer Pierre Turgeon as an assistant coach, strictly dedicated to the role of offensive coordinator, club vice president and general manager Rob Blake announced Monday. "Pierre had great success as a player and has a tremendous hockey background on the whole. He is a person who brings a […]
Turgeon, 47, is making his NHL coaching debut with the Kings.