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 14, 2013

NHL Rejects Darin Pastors Bid To Buy Phoenix Coyotes

California investment banker Darin Pastor has joined a long list of would-be Phoenix Coyotes suitors whose interest in owning the team could not translate to an actual money-on-the-table purchase. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN.com on Monday that Pastor’s bid to buy the team was dismissed because it didn’t meet the league’s requirements. “We have rejected […]

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May 12, 2013

Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher “Mike Yeo Is Our Coach”

Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher gave head coach Mike Yeo a vote of confidence on Saturday, according to Michael Russo on Twitter. “He’s our coach,” Fletcher said. There might be some that wonder about Yeo’s status after the team was meekly booted from the playoffs in five games by the Chicago Blackhawks after backing into the […]

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May 11, 2013

Minnesota Wild Coach, GM Expected Back, Goalies Could Change

Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher and coach Mike Yeo will speak at a news conference Saturday, a good sign both will be back next season. That leaves the goalie situation as the franchise’s top priority for 2013-14. Niklas Backstrom is 35 and an unrestricted free agent, and as well as Josh Harding played in the playoffs, he is […]

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May 11, 2013

Josh Kroenke Named New President Of Colorado Avalanche

Josh Kroenke was announced Friday as the new president of the Colorado Avalanche. He will take over for Pierre Lacroix, who’s stepping down after 18 seasons and two Stanley Cup titles. Lacroix will stay with the team as an adviser. Former team captain Joe Sakic also received a promotion as the Avs overhauled their front office. He’s now […]

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May 10, 2013

Colorado Avalanche To Announce Front Office Changes Today

The Colorado Avalanche announced a press conference for 3 p.m. ET on Friday, where team governor Josh Kroenke will make an announcement regarding the club’s front office. We reported earlier that the announcement will involve Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Sakic to be introduced in a new role with increased responsibilities. Sakic currently serves as an executive advisor and […]

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May 9, 2013

Mike Gillis Promises To “Reset” The Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said it’s time to “reset” the organization, but put no timeline on his review of players and coach Alain Vigneault, according to the Vancouver Sun. “From my perspective and this organization, it has been a terrible season for us,” Gillis told reporters today at his year-end press conference. “The […]

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