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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May 31, 2013

Dallas Stars Starting To Talk To Head Coaches

As reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Dallas Stars have solid plans to speak with Alain Vigneault, Dallas Eakins and Willie Desjardins, having already interviewed Lindy Ruff for the head coaching vacancy. Dave Tippett remains out of reach at this point, because the Phoenix Coyotes won’t give other NHL clubs permission to speak with their head coach until the issue of ownership is sorted out. […]

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May 26, 2013

What Hockey Analysts Are Saying About Possible New Vancouver Canucks Head Coach

Darren Dreger of TSN threw out some names in a tweet this week, that could replace Alain Vigneault as the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. The list included Dave Tippett, Lindy Ruff, Tom Renney, Guy Boucher, Paul Maurice, Scott Arniel, Dallas Eakins and Jacques Martin. Doug Houda, Ron Wilson and Larry Robinson have also been mentioned as candidates in […]

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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 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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March 24, 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning Fire Head Coach Guy Boucher

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday announced that coach Guy Boucher had relieved of his duties. The decision came hours after the Lightning lost 5-3 to the Ottawa Senators, dropping them to 13-17-1, 14th in the Eastern Conference, five points out of a playoff spot. “Guy has poured his heart and soul into the Lightning organization for these past three […]

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March 22, 2013

Quick Hits: Tampa Bay Lightning, Alex Kovalev

Ken Campbell of The Hockey News insists there could be changes made in the coaching department of the Tampa Bay Lightning skaters aren’t putting in the necessary effort for their bench boss. “Those who follow the Lightning closely claim that is not the case, but the point might be moot. In the two years since his team came […]

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March 17, 2013

Buffalo Sabres Reportedly Ready To “Blow It Up”

Big changes could be ahead for the Buffalo Sabres. As the Sabres continue to struggle to try to get back into the Eastern Conference playoff race after firing coach Lindy Ruff earlier this season, the next step may be an attempt to completely overhaul the club’s roster. Despite the denials of GM Darcy Regier, league sources confirmed to […]

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February 23, 2013

Quick Hits: Chicago Blackhawks, Taylor Hall, Lindy Ruff, Boston Bruins

For 17 games, nobody has been able to beat the Chicago Blackhawks in regulation. Now they own the best start in NHL history all by themselves. The Blackhawks set an NHL record for the best start to a season, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday to give them at least one point in each of their first 17 games. […]

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February 20, 2013

Buffalo Sabres Fire Lindy Ruff, Tap Ron Rolston As Interim Head Coach

The Buffalo Sabres have relieved Lindy Ruff of his coaching duties, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. He will be replaced by Ron Rolston, coach of the Rochester Americans, the Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate, on an interim basis for the rest of this season, general manager Darcy Regier said. “I think we were making some strides, but in the end, for […]

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