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FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that head coach Glen Gulutzan and assistant coach Paul Jerrard have been relieved of their coaching duties, effective immediately.
"I would like to thank Glen Gulutzan and Paul Jerrard for the work they provided to the Dallas organization over the past four seasons," said Nill. "They are both quality coaches and men, but we have decided to go in a different direction with our coaching staff and we wish them well in their next endeavors."
Gulutzan, 41, was the 21st head coach in franchise history and led the club to a 42-35-5 record in 2011-12, and a mark of 22-22-4 in the shortened 2013 campaign.
Assistant coach Curt Fraser and goaltending coach Mike Valley will both be retained by the club moving forward.
from the Toronto Star,
Though some Toronto Maple Leafs fans were consoled their team even made it into the playoffs, many others were bitter at their Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins.
We compiled the top 10 bitterest tweets — sometimes hilariously so.
Whether you are a die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan or you like to laugh at their woes, here is what they had to say.
read on for the rest...
There is an old saying that goes something like this, "The team with the better goalie will win the playoff series."
I am not sure if the saying still holds true these days, but I will rank the starting goalies left in the playoffs and then wait and see how their team does in the semi-finals.
- Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers
- Craig Anderson - Ottawa Senators
- Corey Crawford - Chicago Blackhawks
- Jonathan Quick - Los Angeles Kings
- Antti Niemi - San Jose Sharks
- Jimmy Howard - Detroit Red Wings
- Tuukka Rask - Boston Bruins
- Tomas Voukon - Pittsburgh Penguins
Courtesy of Bovada.
Odds to win the 2013 Stanley Cup
Chicago Blackhawks 5/2
Pittsburgh Penguins 5/2
Los Angeles Kings 7/1
San Jose Sharks 15/2
Boston Bruins 8/1
New York Rangers 8/1
Detroit Red Wings 15/1
Ottawa Senators 15/1
NHL Network style...
First off, how did you do with your round 1 predictions?
Now make your picks for this round.
Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa
Boston vs. New York Rangers
Chicago vs. Detroit
Los Angeles vs. San Jose
from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post,
There was a moment Monday, one that will be lost in yet another restless offseason, in which it seemed it could be Alex Ovechkin’s night. In one first-period shift, the Washington Capitals right winger crushed helpless New York Rangers defenseman John Moore in the open ice. He then tracked down Steve Eminger and delivered another blow. And before he returned to the bench, he lined up Ryan McDonagh, jarring him. The boards rattled. Verizon Center roared.
But as the clock wound down, and another spring of hockey ended in the District, Ovechkin was left to look down at his feet, glance up at the scoreboard, and consider another long summer ahead. His early hits scarcely rattled the Rangers, and his lone shot couldn’t getpast infallible New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist, so Washington is back in a familiar spot: Wondering when and how — and, more increasingly, if — the Ovechkin-led Capitals will ever advance deep into the NHL playoffs.
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
Defeat, in the end, came with abrupt finality, with a sense of shock and surprise and even momentary disbelief that what seemed to be the start of something special was over.
What, no more games? That’s it?
Oh my word. They lost it how?
The Maple Leafs, and their legions of fans, had dared to dream that this might become a unique spring, particularly after twice fighting off elimination to force Game 7 in their best-of-seven opening round playoff series against the favoured Boston Bruins on Monday night.
All signs were pointing to this series as a shiny new beginning, not a nightmarish end.
NEW YORK (May 14, 2013) -- Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, goaltender Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild and defenseman Adam McQuaid of the Boston Bruins are the three finalists for the 2012-13 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey,” the National Hockey League announced today.
NEW YORK (May 13, 2013) -- The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and television coverage for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals, which begin Tuesday, May 14.
NBC Sports Group will have exclusive coverage of the Conference Semifinals in the United States. CBC, TSN and RDS will provide exclusive coverage throughout Canada.
All times listed are Eastern Time and subject to change.
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