Sharks: San Jose (Finally) Parts Ways with Peter DeBoer

The San Jose Sharks have cleaned house, firing head coach Peter DeBoer along with assistant coaches Steve Spott and Dave Barr. Goalie coach Johan Hedberg was also fired. Former Florida Panthers bench boss Bob Boughner was named the replacement for DeBoer on an interim basis. Roy Sommer and Mike Ricci will join Boughner’s staff asContinue reading “Sharks: San Jose (Finally) Parts Ways with Peter DeBoer”

Panthers: Florida Hires Joel Quenneville

A day after firing head coach Bob Boughner, the Florida Panthers have announced their new hire and it is a doozy: Joel Quenneville. This is a reunion of sorts for Quenneville and general manager Dale Tallon. It was Tallon who hired Quenneville to coach the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008 and it was Quenneville who wonContinue reading “Panthers: Florida Hires Joel Quenneville”

Panthers: Florida Fires Coach Bob Boughner

The Florida Panthers have fired head coach Bob Boughner. The Sunday decision came after the conclusion of yet another Panthers season in which they did not make the playoffs. Boughner, coach of the club for two seasons, failed to make the playoffs in either one. Assistant coach Paul McFarland was also sent packing. “We madeContinue reading “Panthers: Florida Fires Coach Bob Boughner”

Panthers: Style Matters as Florida Misses Playoffs

With a 6-1 trouncing at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, the Florida Panthers found themselves eliminated from playoff contention. It’s not overly surprising. The Panthers are 33-32-12, fifth in the Atlantic Division. They’re seven points ahead of the Buffalo Sabres but a dozen behind the Habs, putting them in a nearly untenableContinue reading “Panthers: Style Matters as Florida Misses Playoffs”

Bruins: Boston Extends Point Streak with Last Minute Comeback Against Panthers

The Florida Panthers were supposed to defeat the Boston Bruins Thursday night. They were up 3-2, with Jonathan Huberdeau busting the tie midway through the third period. The clock ran down to the last minute of the game and that was supposed to be that. But then the Bruins scored twice in the final 37Continue reading “Bruins: Boston Extends Point Streak with Last Minute Comeback Against Panthers”