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Pittsburgh Penguins Eliminate Washington Capitals

It took overtime in Game Six, but the Pittsburgh Penguins have eliminated the Washington Capitals and will advance to the Eastern Conference Final to face the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Penguins secured the 4-3 on Tuesday after blowing a three-goal lead and it was Nick Bonino who retired the series 6:32 into the extra frame. […]

Senators Confirm the Hiring of Marc Crawford as Assistant Coach

The Ottawa Senators have brought in some help for new head coach Guy Boucher, formally announcing the hiring of Marc Crawford as an assistant coach. The hiring was confirmed at a press conference on Monday. Boucher said the decision to bring Crawford in was entirely his and that he wanted to bring the 55-year-old from […]

Tampa Bay Lightning Eliminate New York Islanders

With a dominant 4-0 victory on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Lightning dispatched the New York Islanders and advanced to the Eastern Conference Final. The Game Five win marked Ben Bishop’s fifth career shutout in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tampa will play the winner of the Pittsburgh Penguins/Washington Capitals series, which finds the Penguins again three […]

Ottawa Senators Hire Guy Boucher

After losing out on the Bruce Boudreau sweepstakes, the Ottawa Senators have hired Guy Boucher as their new head coach. The 44-year-old agreed to terms on a three-year contract and will become the 12th coach in franchise history. Boucher is coming off a three-season stint with SC Bern in Switzerland’s National League A. He posted […]

Minnesota Wild Hires Bruce Boudreau

To the surprise of no-one, Bruce Boudreau already has a job. He’s been hired as the new coach of the Minnesota Wild, replacing interim coach John Torchetti in the post. Boudreau was fired by the Anaheim Ducks on April 29 after the team failed to advance in the post-season and lost a fourth straight Game […]

Panthers Sign Jaromir Jagr to One-Year Contract

Jaromir Jagr has been perfectly clear: he wants to play. The 44-year-old from Kladno agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers. It’s worth $4 million out of the gate, with about $1.5 million or so in incentives. The aforementioned incentives include $5,000 if he wins the Hart Trophy, $5,000 if he […]

Arizona to Announce John Chayka as New General Manager

According to reports, the Arizona Coyotes are set to announce John Chayka as their new general manager. Chayka is just 26-years-old and will replace Don Maloney, who was fired in April. The new general manager will be the youngest in NHL history. The team is expected to make the announcement on Thursday at a press […]

Anaheim Ducks Fire Bruce Boudreau

The Anaheim Ducks have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau. The move isn’t overly surprising, with the Ducks just recently losing a fourth straight Game Seven in the Stanley Cup playoffs. While Boudreau was behind the bench as Anaheim won the Pacific Division four times in a row, he was also behind the bench as his […]

Breaking It Down: San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators

It’s playoff time again, which means it’s also time for our Breaking It Down series. That’s where I – and I alone – take a look at the post-season matchups and provide is a snapshot of the action to come. This edition features a look at the second round matchup between the Nashville Predators and […]

Breaking It Down: St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

It’s playoff time again, which means it’s also time for our Breaking It Down series. That’s where I – and I alone – take a look at the post-season matchups and provide is a snapshot of the action to come. This edition features a look at the second round matchup between the St. Louis Blues […]

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