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Kevin Dineen Named Assistant Coach For The Chicago Blackhawks

from the Chicago Blackhawks,

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach. Dineen was teammates with Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville from 1984 to 1990 when both were members of the Hartford Whalers.

“Kevin brings proven leadership qualities, having served as an alternate captain and captain for several of his teams during his 19-year NHL career,” said Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. “He will bring another well respected voice to our coaching staff and we look forward to his contributions to our team.”


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Kevin Dineen Not A Happy Coach After Florida’s 3-1 Loss To Pittsburgh

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond at the Miami Herald,

Despite having time to cool off, it was obvious Dineen was still fuming afterward.

Dineen was upset for Kopecky being flagged for what Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz wasn't when he jabbed the puck past Jacob Markstrom in the second. Kopecky was trying to get a puck past Fleury -- just as Kunitz did to put the Pens on the board.

Dineen was also mad there was no call when James Neal jumped Erik Gudbranson after he checked Evgeni Malkin at the end of the ice. Malkin fell and slammed his head into the boards and stayed face-down on the ice for a few scary moments. Gudbranson wasn't penalized for what looked like a clean hit.

"It's frustrating, certainly when the game was decided on the tempo and that penalty was big at the end,'' Dineen said, "especially since there was a non-call for us when a guy attacks Gudbranson after a clean hit. And then they score a goal when they whack at our goalie three times.

"Our guy goes down and he doesn't blow the whistle. It's a tough one to take, but that's the nature of it. You have to understand where your place is and just go out and play the game.''


As for Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins will probably have a better idea about his health status later today.  You can watch the Malkin indicent below...

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Video- Morning Line

via Sportsnet, Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen post-game last night.


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Kevin Dineen Goes From Head Coach To Expert Fisherman

from Florida Sportsman,

With the lockout negotiations still dragging on, NHL Florida Panthers Head Coach Kevin Dineen shed his whistle and skates for some fly fishing, barefoot style at the Redbone@Large’s The Tournament at the Legendary Ocean Reef Club.

The tournament is one of nearly 30 Redbone hosted celebrity fishing events across the U.S. and several foreign countries, under the Redbone@Large banner, building awareness and funding for medical researchers to help “catch the cure for cystic fibrosis.”

Dineen not only caught his first bonefish on fly, he won the celebrity division of the competition. “It’s not the quantity,” said Dineen with a laugh, “but the quality. It was a bit of a goal of mine to catch a bonefish on fly and also to mark another quest off my bucket list.”

Earlier in the season Dineen won as the top celebrity catching and releasing two tarpon at the Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. in Key West, and part of the Redbone’s Florida Keys fall trilogy series of tournaments which in November celebrated its 25th anniversary.

continued including a picture of his catch...

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Afternoon Line

“I think that was a pretty strong reflection of what my feelings were on his play and that’s not a one-game snapshot. I don’t do that based on one game. I think there’s been a stretch of games where he …is such an important leadership role for this team need to play a higher level of hockey.”

-Kevin Dineen, head coach of the Florida Panthers on the recent play of Kris Versteeg who played a little over a minute in the 3rd period last night.  Via Harvey Fialkov of the SunSentinel.

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Evening Line - Part 2

That’s an old fashioned butt kicking. There’s really nothing to say.  I can work though .-.-. I’ve got nothing. I always try to be a glass-half-full kind of guy but [Friday] there’s nothing to say. We were very porous and didn’t create any offense. We got our tails handed to us and there’s no excuse.

-Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen after losing to Boston 8-0 tonight.  More from George Richards of On Frozen Pond.

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Evening Line

“When I’m screaming like a fool on the bench what you do is you set a precedent with the referees and I’ll hang myself on that one because what we’re trying to do is get a lot of hits to the head out of the game and there were so many plays that I felt were dangerous plays.

“When you put that into a refs mind that you’re frustrated, the game obviously became lopsided and very disappointing with the officiating tonight.’’

-Kevin Dineen, head coach of the Florida Panthers.  More on the game tonight from Harvey Fialkov of the SunSentinel.

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Evening Line

“I don’t think we tried hard enough.  There are a lot of little things that go on during the course of a game. .-.-. That’s six periods in a row that we showed little snapshots here and there, but we’re a far way away from where we were four or five days ago. We need to address that and soon. .-.-. We got outworked in our home building and that has some sting to it. It’s the first time for a lot of us who are new here. It’s got to stop right now.’‘

-Kevin Dineen, head coach of the Florida Panthers.  More from George Richards of On Frozen Pond.

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Panthers Name Kevin Dineen as Head Coach

From the Florida Panthers:

Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Kevin Dineen has been named the 11th head coach in the club’s history. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Kevin Dineen to the Florida Panthers organization,” said Tallon. “Kevin brings to our organization more than 25 years of playing and coaching experience. He played in more than 1,100 National Hockey League games and is one of only seven players in the league’s history to score more than 350 goals, while registering more than 2,000 penalty minutes.

“For the last several years, Kevin has been regarded as one of the top head coaches in the American Hockey League, leading the Portland Pirates to the AHL postseason five out of six years as the club’s coach. He is a player’s coach who understands our team’s philosophy and direction and someone who will guide the Panthers to future success.”


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Report: Kevin Dineen to be Panthers New Head Coach

From Bob McKenzie of TSN, via Twitter:

FLA Panthers say they have “major announcement” scheduled for tomorrow. Won’t be surprised if it’s to name Kevin Dineen as new head coach.

Numerous other pundits chiming in agree with McKenzie’s assessment. Press conference is expected at 3pm ET on Wednesday.

Update 5:04pm ET: From TSN:

The Florida Panthers have scheduled a Wednesday press conference where they will announce former NHLer Kevin Dineen as their next head coach.

Dineen, 47, has spent the past six years as the head coach of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League, and won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding coach, as voted by members of the media, in his first season behind the bench.

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