Hockey Wiretap

Knights Fire Gerard Gallant, Hire Peter DeBoer

Jan 15, 2020 12:02 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have fired Gerard Gallant and hired Peter DeBoer.

DeBoer was fired by the San Jose Sharks last month.

"In order for our team to reach its full potential, we determined a coaching change was necessary. Our team is capable of more than we have demonstrated this season," Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon said in a statement.

"We would like to thank Gerard and Mike for their service to the Vegas Golden Knights. They were both instrumental to the success we have enjoyed in our first two-plus seasons and we wish them all the best moving forward."

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Tags: Vegas, Misc Rumor

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Devils Fire GM Ray Shero, Name Tom Fitzgerald Interim GM

Jan 13, 2020 10:51 PM

The New Jersey Devils fired general manager Ray Shero on Sunday prior to their 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald will serve as the interim GM, and he will "receive support" from Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur, who is serving as an adviser to hockey operations, according to the team.

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Senators Hire Jim Little As New CEO

Jan 11, 2020 2:30 PM

Jim Little was hired Friday as chief executive officer of the Ottawa Senators, a team looking for a boost on the ice and at the gate.

Owner Eugene Melnyk, whose team is tied for the second fewest points in the league, had been the CEO since the NHL club split with Tom Anselmi in February 2018.

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Sharks' Logan Couture Suffers Broken Ankle, Out Six-Weeks

Jan 9, 2020 1:51 PM

If the Sharks are going to turn their season around, it won't involve Logan Couture for several weeks.

Couture is expected to miss up to six weeks with a fractured ankle that he suffered Tuesday night in the Sharks' 3-2 loss at the Blues, GM Doug Wilson confirmed Thursday. Couture was in a walking boot after Tuesday's game. He awkwardly slammed his left leg into the end boards in the second period.

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Tags: San Jose Sharks, Injury

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Flames, Rasmus Andersson Agree To Six-Year, $27.3M Extension

Jan 9, 2020 1:47 PM

The Calgary Flames and defenseman Rasmus Andersson have agreed to a six-year, $27.3 million contract extension. The deal was announced Wednesday.

The 23-year-old native of Sweden has three goals, nine assists and 33 penalty minutes in 45 games for Calgary this season, his second full year with the NHL club. He is averaging 19 minutes, 14 seconds on the ice and has 85 shots on goal.

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Predators Name John Hynes New Head Coach

Jan 8, 2020 1:01 AM

John Hynes has been named the new head coach of the Nashville Predators, just over a month after being fired by the New Jersey Devils.

The Predators fired head coach Peter Laviolette on Monday after he spent six seasons with the team. Hynes becomes just the third head coach for Nashville in franchise history.

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Predators Fire Peter Laviolette As Head Coach

Jan 6, 2020 9:37 PM

The Nashville Predators have fired Peter Laviolette as head coach.

No interim coach or new head coach was immediately named.

"Under the leadership of Peter and Kevin, our organization reached unprecedented heights -- from our franchise-altering run to the Stanley Cup Final to a Presidents' Trophy and our first two Central Division titles," GM David Poile said in a statement. "Their passion for the game, ability to motivate a team and drive to be the best makes this a difficult decision. On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Peter and Kevin for all their contributions to the Nashville Predators over the past five-and-a-half seasons."

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Canadiens Sign Ilya Kovalchuk For The Rest Of The Season

Jan 5, 2020 1:36 AM

Ilya Kovalchuk will play for the Montreal Canadiens for the rest of the season after the 36-year-old Russian winger signed a two-way contract Friday for the league minimum, which will pay him $700,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL.

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Wild To Host 2021 NHL Winter Classic At Target Field

Jan 2, 2020 1:45 AM

The persistence finally paid off for the Minnesota Wild, who were announced as the host of the 2021 NHL Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis against an opponent that has yet to be determined.

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Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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NHL Fines John Tortorella $20K For Ripping Officials

Jan 2, 2020 1:43 AM

The NHL has fined Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella $20,000 for comments he made ripping the officiating after the team's overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Columbus on Sunday.

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Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Misc Rumor

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NHL Defends Official Over John Tortorella's Rant

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John Tortorella Rips Officials, NHL In Postgame Rant

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Blackhawks Lose Calvin de Haan, Brent Seabrook For The Season

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Lindsey Vonn Uses Social Media For Proposal To P.K. Subban

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Ovechkin, Pastrnak, MacKinnon, McDavid Voted All-Star Captains

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Jason Zucker To Miss Four To Six Weeks After Surgery

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Devils GM: 'Right Time' To Trade Taylor Hall

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Panthers Trade Kevin Roy To Penguins For Ryan Haggerty

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Blackhawks To Reinstate Marc Crawford After Investigation

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Coyotes Acquire Taylor Hall, Blake Speers From Devils

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Ilya Kovalchuk Leaves Kings, Placed On Waivers

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Alexander Steen Returns After 16-Game Injury Absence

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Sharks Fire Pete DeBoer, Name Bob Boughner Interim Coach

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Bettman: World Cup Of Hockey Won't Be Back For 2021

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Shanahan: Babcock's Tactics Were Not 'Appropriate Or Acceptable'

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Stars Fire Jim Montgomery 'Due To Unprofessional Conduct'

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NHL Will Create Platform For Whistleblowers Of Abuse, Training Program

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Flames Sign Deal For New Downtown Calgary Arena

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Capitals Trade Chandler Stephenson To Golden Knights For 2021 Pick

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Matt Stajan Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

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