Wiser, ‘more decisive’ Rick Tocchet ready to raise expectations

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment On July 11, Rick Tocchet’s long and sometimes painful wait to become an NHL head coach ended when he was hired by the Arizona Coyotes, a dysfunctional franchise that former head coach Dave Tippett walked away from in June despite having four years remaining on his contract. […]

Top remaining free agents — and where they’d fit best

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment We’re a few weeks into NHL free agency, and almost all of the major unrestricted free agents have signed. But a few high-profile veterans are still looking for jobs. Here are five intriguing players who remain on the market, how people around the league view them, and […]

Hischier expected to be a Swiss can’t-miss

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NEWARK, N.J. — Besides being a shrewd judge of talent and a superb deal maker, Lou Lamoriello also happened to be superstitious when he was the general manager of the New Jersey Devils. For example, Lamoriello prohibited any Devils player from wearing No. 13. Why tempt fate? […]

Riding along with the Stanley Cup

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The Pittsburgh Penguins are custodians of the Stanley Cup again this summer — under the capable guidance (and white gloves) of Cup handler Phil Pritchard. What celebrations will they have in store for Lord Stanley’s chalice for the second year in a row? From the parade in […]

Crosby bringing Stanley Cup back to Nova Scotia

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by again parading the Stanley Cup in his home province. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part […]

Sabres’ rehabbing Okposo to play summer game

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is set to play in a summer league game, his next step while recovering from an undisclosed illness that placed his hockey future in question in March. “Da Beauty League” announced on its Twitter account that Okposo will make […]

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