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Jets Fire Claude Noel, Hire Paul Maurice

The Winnipeg Jets have fired head coach Claude Noel and have named Paul Maurice as his replacement. Noel was hired by the Jets after the move from Atlanta ahead of the 2011-2012 season and posted a record of 80-79-18. His firing comes as the club finds itself in a five-game losing streak with a record […]

Tortorella Officially Announced as Head Coach of Vancouver Canucks

As most of you already know, the Vancouver Canucks have officially announced John Tortorella as their new head coach. Amid ironic cries of “loudmouth” from armchair commentators with their own senses of bluster to contend with, Torts arrives in Vancouver having shown the ability to win at every level. While he’s known more for his […]

Is John Tortorella the Next Coach of the Vancouver Canucks?

And because Friday needed more news from the coaching department, there are multiple reports coming out of Vancouver that former New York Rangers coach John Tortorella is set to be named the next head coach of the Canucks. Of course, we all know that Alain Vigneault was formally named the head coach of Tortorella’s former […]

Rangers Formally Announce Vigneault as New Head Coach

The New York Rangers have confirmed a massive step away from the vibrant style of one John Tortorella and toward another genre with the formal announcement of Alain Vigneault as their new head coach. The former Canucks choice was introduced on Thursday as “AV,” a welcome shift for many used to the mercurial and sometimes […]

Dallas Stars Hire Lindy Ruff

The Dallas Stars have announced the hiring of former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff as their new bench boss. He’ll be the 22nd coach in franchise history. Ruff had been the coach of the Sabres since 1997, but he was fired in March of this year. He was the winningest coach in franchise history with […]

Oilers Hire Dallas Eakins as New Head Coach

After firing Ralph Krueger after just a year behind the bench, the Edmonton Oilers have announced the hiring of Dallas Eakins as their new bench boss. The new boss arrives with four years experience as a coach with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL (157-114-41). where he led his club to the 2012 Calder Cup […]

Rangers Fire John Tortorella

After four seasons, the New York Rangers have fired head coach John Tortorella. The club made the announcement Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals against the Boston Bruins. “What we dealt with this year was a shortened season; we dealt with a lot of injuries,” […]

Colorado Fires Joe Sacco

In a move that’s hardly surprising, the Colorado Avalanche have fired head coach Joe Sacco. The club made the announcement on Sunday. “The organization believes a change of leadership behind the bench is needed going forward,” general manager Greg Sherman said. “Joe has worked for this franchise for eight seasons and he is a dedicated […]

Oilers Announce Ralph Krueger as New Head Coach

The Edmonton Oilers have introduced Ralph Krueger as their new head coach. He replaces Tom Renney and has signed a three-year deal. Krueger was the team’s associate coach and impressed GM Steve Tambellini with his work on the power play, transforming it from 27th overall to third in the league by season’s end. Krueger’s work […]

Alain Vigneault Gets Two Year Extension

The Vancouver Canucks are standing by their man. They’ve given head coach Alain Vigneault a two year contract extension, ending speculation that they might be in the mood for a new bench boss after an early exit from the playoffs at the hands of the steamrolling Los Angeles Kings. This contract extension puts him in […]

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