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Rangers Fire Coach David Quinn

May 12, 2021 2:40 PM

The New York Rangers fired coach David Quinn and three of his assistant coaches on Wednesday, capping off a wild week and a half for the franchise.

In addition to Quinn, assistant coaches David Oliver, Jacques Martin and Greg Brown also were fired, the team announced. Goalie coach Benoit Allaire was the only assistant retained.

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Rick Tocchet Out As Coach Of Coyotes

May 10, 2021 12:57 AM

Rick Tocchet turned the Arizona Coyotes into playoff contenders, even led them to the postseason during the pandemic season.

The Coyotes were unable to consistently cross the bridge into the playoffs in four seasons under Tocchet, so new general manager Bill Armstrong opted for a change.

Arizona announced Sunday that Tocchet is out as coach, a day after the team missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons.

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Source: John Tortorella Won't Return As Blue Jackets Coach

May 9, 2021 1:03 AM

John Tortorella will not return as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, a source told ESPN on Saturday night.

There had been heavy speculation in recent weeks that Tortorella's six-season tenure with the Blue Jackets would come to an end. He doesn't have a contract for next season and Columbus finished in last place in the Central Division with an 18-26-12 record (.429 points percentage).

"It was awful. I'm not even sure if we won two games in a row. I know we didn't win three in a row," Tortorella said. "This one was a kick in the teeth for me. I struggle with it."

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Drury: David Quinn's Job As Coach Part Of Offseason Evaluation

May 6, 2021 2:53 PM

David Quinn's job status as coach of the New York Rangers and how equipped they are to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs next season will be part of Chris Drury's offseason evaluation of the team.

Drury was promoted to president and general manager Wednesday after president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton were fired.

"I'm certainly not going to sit here and talk about anyone's job status in the organization publicly," Drury said about Quinn on Thursday. "I know it's been a wild year since we started. It's been well-documented, everything the team has gone through on and off the ice. Again, we're going to take a look at every aspect of the organization when things end and we'll start that process next week."

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Rangers Introduce New President And GM Chris Drury

May 6, 2021 1:45 PM

The New York Rangers said the shocking departures of general manager Jeff Gorton and team president John Davidson on Wednesday were unrelated to the scathing letter commissioned by owner James Dolan that criticized the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

"Yeah, I'll clarify that. That's an easy answer: That had nothing to do with it. Absolutely not," said Glen Sather, the team's senior adviser, at the introductory news conference for new president and GM Chris Drury on Thursday.

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Rangers Fire GM Jeff Gorton, President John Davidson

May 6, 2021 1:21 AM

The New York Rangers have fired general manager Jeff Gorton and president John Davidson, and have promoted Chris Drury to president and GM effective immediately, the team announced Wednesday.

"We want to thank JD and Jeff for their contributions to the organization. They are both great hockey professionals who worked hard for the Rangers, however, in order for the team to succeed in the manner our fans deserve, there needs to be a change in leadership," Rangers owner James Dolan said in a statement.

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NHL Border Issue May Last Into Playoffs

Apr 28, 2021 1:38 AM

The NHL expects negotiations with the Canadian government regarding travel across the border could extend through the opening rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"It's going to be down to the wire," a source with knowledge of the talks told ESPN, indicating a decision on the border may not be made until the first week in June.

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NHL Planning To Open 2021-22 Season On October 12

Apr 22, 2021 12:52 AM

The NHL is planning to open the 2021-22 season on Oct. 12, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.

That's roughly a week later than a typical 82-game regular season would start, an understandable delay given that the Stanley Cup playoffs are expected to roll through mid-July. Sources said that training camps for NHL teams would open on Sept. 22.

The league informed its general managers of the planned dates on a call Wednesday, according to sources.

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Avs Have Three Games Postponed Due To COVID Protocols

Apr 17, 2021 12:59 AM

The Colorado Avalanche will not play until at least Thursday after a third player was placed into the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Friday, the league announced.

Three games are being postponed at this time: against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday and Sunday and against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

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NHL Continues To Place Canucks' Return On Hold

Apr 16, 2021 1:36 AM

The NHL announced Thursday that the Vancouver Canucks' game against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday has been postponed.

The league made the announcement one day after Vancouver forward J.T. Miller delivered passionate remarks saying his team was being rushed back after a COVID-19 outbreak, adding that it is "dangerous to a lot of players."

"What we're being asked to do is not going to be too safe, if you're asking me," Miller told reporters Wednesday.

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Canucks' J.T. Miller Says It's 'Dangerous' To Rush Team Back

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Taylor Hall Would Like Extension With Bruins

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Henrik Lundqvist Won't Return This Season

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Henrik Lundqvist Hopes To Be Cleared For Return

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Taylor Hall Sitting Out Ahead Of Trade Deadline

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Coach: 'Kings Don't Deserve To Be In Playoffs' After Listless Loss

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Source: More Than Half Of The Canucks Have COVID

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Stan Bowman Named U.S. Olympic GM

NHL Approves New Draft Lottery Rules For 2022

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Patrick Marleau Open To Trade From Sharks

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Sabres Fire Coach Ralph Krueger

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Capitals, Alex Ovechkin Seek Mutual Deal

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Capitals GM Leaves Door Open For Henrik Lundqvist Return This Season

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NHL, ESPN, Disney Reach New Deal

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Ducks GM Gives Coach Dallas Eakins Endorsement

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Darryl Sutter Denies Abuse Allegations From 2019

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Sabres GM Evaluating Coach Ralph Krueger

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Brent Seabrook Retires After 15 Seasons

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Flames Fire Coach Geoff Ward, Replaced By Darryl Sutter

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Jackets GM Gives John Tortorella Vote Of Confidence

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