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As The End Of The Regular Season Approaches

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

- If the Colorado Avalanche decide to re-tool next season and send forward Matt Duchene packing, they may also go in search of a new goaltender because Semyon Varlamov hasn’t gotten the job done. There will be lots on the market with the expansion draft in June.

- It sure doesn’t look like Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff will be back behind the bench next season. He has no contract for next year, the Stars are going nowhere and this wasn’t why he was brought to Dallas in the first place. Yes, the Stars could use better goaltending, but this team should have been a playoff contender and it wouldn’t be a surprise if once the final buzzer sounds on the season that Ruff is thanked by GM Jim Nill and sent packing. If that’s the case then Ruff could be a top candidate for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. The Knights have interviewed former Florida bench boss Gerard Gallant more than once for the vacant post but GM George McPhee owes it to the franchise to wait until after the first round of the playoffs to see which bench bosses become available.


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