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Bruins Aren’t the Right Landing Spot for Coach Andrew Brunette

It has been a little over two weeks since the Boston Bruins decided to fire Bruce Cassidy, and there remains an empty void behind the bench. The interview process continues, reportedly with David Quinn meeting with the Boston brass this week about the opening. Until the position is filled, though, speculation will run rampant about who the next coach will be.
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Vancouver Canucks announce hockey ops changes

The Vancouver Canucks have announced several changes to the hockey operations department, as general manager Patrik Allvin continues to overhaul the front office. Ryan Johnson has been promoted to assistant to the general manager, but retains his status as GM of the Abbotsford Canucks. Scott Young will now be director of player personnel, while Frank Golden has joined as a college free agent scout.

Trotz won't return to coaching next season

Veteran head coach Barry Trotz won't be returning to an NHL bench next season. The 59-year-old veteran considered a number of head coaching vacancies this offseason but ultimately decided to focus on his family for the time being. "I've got some things personally that I've got to take care of,...

2022 Stanley Cup Final: What we learned in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning extend the series to Game 6

The Stanley Cup was in the building. The fans were buzzing. The Colorado Avalanche were on the precipice of a third championship. Then the game started, and the Tampa Bay Lightning displayed the resilience that has carried them to back-to-back Cups, and on to Game 6 in their quest for a three-peat. Their 3-2 win shocked some prognosticators, and we've got at least one more hockey game this season.

Trotz tells why he won't coach next season

Says family main reason he turned down Jets, others in exclusive interview. Barry Trotz will not coach in the NHL next season, saying he's certain he's not in a position to give the time and commitment required to do any job to his standard. In an exclusive interview with

Edmonton Oil Kings eliminated from 2022 Memorial Cup

With the round-robin set to close Saturday at the 2022 Memorial Cup, one team already knows its fate. The WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings are out of the top Canadian junior tournament, dropping their third game of the round-robin 4-2 against the OHL champion Hamilton Bulldogs. The host Saint John...
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Panthers Must Sign Huberdeau to an Extension This Offseason

The Florida Panthers had an historic season with a 58-18-6 record, 122 points and the best record in the NHL to clinch the Presidents’ Trophy. It was also the best season record in franchise history. However, that fun came to an end in the second round of the playoffs at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who completed the four-game sweep.

Florida Panthers tap Paul Maurice as new head coach

SUNRISE  - Paul Maurice's journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside as coach of the Winnipeg Jets. He stumbled upon the Panthers and quickly told his wife that he was intrigued by their club. Fast forward a few weeks, and Maurice's son got admitted to the University of Miami. It was another sign. "I'm thinking, 'Hey, this could be good,'" Maurice said. The Panthers hope...

Perfect Fit: Maurice 'fired up' to coach Panthers

It didn't take long for everything to click. Introduced as the new head coach of the Florida Panthers during a press conference at FLA Live Arena on a Thursday, Paul Maurice said he'd only been talking to general manager Bill Zito for about an hour during his initial interview before he was ready to grab his whistle and get to work.

Lightning Round: Now is not the time to doubt this team

It would be easy to write off the Tampa Bay Lightning after their Game Four loss in overtime to the Colorado Avalanche. After all, they’re down 3-1 in the series and have to beat the Avalanche three times in a row with two of those games happening in Colorado. For the most part the Avs have looked like the faster, more dangerous team.

Redrafting the 2021 Washington Capitals NHL Draft

The 2021 NHL Draft was a weird one for the Washington Capitals as they traded away their first round pick to the Detroit Red Wings. For this exercise, I’m going to do a complete redraft starting with their second round pick at 55 overall. But first let’s look at...

New Panthers coach Paul Maurice promises a (slightly) different approach in Cup quest

Paul Maurice, only 55 despite his 24 years of experience as an NHL coach, knew he probably was not done, even when he resigned as coach of the Winnipeg Jets after just 28 games — with a winning record, no less — earlier this season. It took a night of flipping around through random hockey games in mid-January to plant the seed of his new Broward County home into his mind.

The Chicago Blackhawks should now consider this head coach

The Chicago Blackhawks are in the process of looking for their new full-time head coach. Derek King took over for Jeremy Colliton early in the 2021-22 season and it went okay. King was certainly better than Colliton but the Hawks probably need an overhaul. A former Blackhawks player is someone...