June 10, 2013

Coaching Updates: Dallas Stars, John Tortorella, New York Rangers, Lindy Ruff

Recently-dismissed New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella is on the radar as the Dallas Stars conduct their search for a new head coach, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. The Stars have yet to seek permission from the Rangers to speak with Tortorella, however. Tortorella was fired less than two weeks ago after the Rangers disappointing second-round exit from the playoffs. The New […]

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June 10, 2013

Edmonton Oilers Will Name Dallas Eakins As New Head Coach Today

The Edmonton Oilers will introduce Dallas Eakins as their new coach Monday, two days after firing Ralph Krueger, according to TSN. Eakins is the coach of the Oilers’ AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. Krueger led the Oilers to a 12th-place finish in the Western Conference in his lone season. The Oilers have missed the playoffs seven straight […]

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May 29, 2013

New York Rangers Fire Head Coach John Tortorella

The New York Rangers have fired head coach John Tortorella. The Rangers announced the dismissal of Tortorella, who had one year remaining on his contract, on Wednesday, just four days after being ousted from the Stanley Cup playoffs. The fiery 54-year-old Tortorella, known for his brash style both with players and the media, led the Rangers to […]

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May 23, 2013

Colorado Avalanche Hire Patrick Roy As New Head Coach

The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that Patrick Roy has reached an agreement in principle to be the team’s new coach and vice president of hockey operations. “This is a very exciting day for our fans and a significant moment in our organization’s history,” Avalanche president Josh Kroenke said in a statement issued by the team. “Patrick’s passion for the […]

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May 22, 2013

Vancouver Canucks Fire Head Coach Alain Vigneault, 2 Assistant Coaches

The Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday fired coach Alain Vigneault, along with assistant coaches Rick Bowness and Newell Brown. “We have made the very difficult decision to relieve Alain Vigneault, Rick Bowness and Newell Brown of their coaching duties today,” Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis said in a release issued by the team. “Alain, Rick and Newell worked tirelessly to lead this team to great […]

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May 16, 2013

Colorado Avalanche Likely To Take Time Before Hiring Next Coach

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post strongly suggests it’s going to be a while before the Colorado Avalanche hires a new bench boss. Likely, as discussed before, because the club wants to have a shot at hiring the current head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, Dave Tippett. “The Avs would like to see if Dave Tippett will be available. The Phoenix coach’s […]

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May 14, 2013

Dallas Stars Fire Head Coach Glen Gulutzan

The Dallas Stars on Tuesday fired coach Glen Gulutzan and assistant coach Paul Jerrard. The Stars missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in both of Gulutzan’s seasons behind the bench. This season the Stars went into the final week of the season with a chance for a playoff spot, but finished 11th in the Western Conference, seven points behind […]

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May 7, 2013

Buffalo Sabres Name Ron Rolston New Head Coach

The interim label has been removed from the head coaching title of Ron Rolston. Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier announced Tuesday morning that Rolston has been named the club’s head coach, assuming the role he has held on an interim basis since February 20, when he he was brought in to replace the fired Lindy Ruff. Rolston, the 16th […]

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April 30, 2013

Jim Nill Not Ready To Address Dallas Stars Coaching Situation

New Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill talked a lot about culture change Monday. He wasn’t ready to discuss a coaching change. Nill was formally introduced by the team after spending the past 15 years as an assistant GM with the Detroit Red Wings, who just extended the longest playoff streak in North American pro sports to 22 […]

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April 28, 2013

Colorado Avalanche Fire Head Coach Joe Sacco

The Colorado Avalanche have fired coach Joe Sacco, the team announced Sunday. Sacco was hired June 4, 2009, to replace Tony Granato. The Avalanche made the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Sacco’s first season, earning the eighth seed in the Western Conference before losing to the top-seededSan Jose Sharks in the first round. They have failed to qualify in each […]

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