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Detroit Red Wings Face Many Questions, Have No Time to Waste in Coaching Search

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-05-24

The Detroit Red Wings face a number of questions in the team's search for a new head coach for next season. The first question, of course, is "who?" After Mike Babcock left for the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is plenty of on going discussion regarding his replacement in Detroit. One thing that is not up for discussion, however, is that the Wings need to settle on a coach in a quick, decisive manner. Although there are still a few head coaches out there without a contract for next season including Dan Bylsma, Claude Julien and Ken Hitchcock (the latter two, still under contract until the end of June) Ken Holland, per James Mirtle of Globe and Mail, intends to do just that, keeping his list of

Pens and Erreything Else: May 22nd, 2015

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2015-05-23

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.   It’s more fun than watching Mike Babcock make it rain. ***BREAKING NEWS AGAIN*** tPB has received exclusive footage of Mike Babcock after his press conference with the Toronto Maple Leafs. When asked when this joke will get old, summer intern for the Pens Blog Matty B. responded… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ****BYLSMAWATCH2015**** – GM Jim Rutherford has given former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma permission to interview for any job opening he so desires.  Bylsma is under contract until the end of next season.  With this permission is the tacit understanding that the Penguins will not require

Saturday Mashup: The Goat in the Mem Cup

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2015-05-23

Frederik Gauthier’s Rimouski Oceanic is set to face off against the Oshawa Generals in Gauthier’s first game of the Memorial Cup. The game is live on Sportsnet at 4:30 p.m. EST. Gauthier has 16 points in 20 playoff games, slowing down after a very productive start to his playoffs offensively, but he chipped in an assist on Rimouski’s winning goal in the decisive QMJHL Final game, and continues to play in a shutdown role in the toughest matchups and take all the key defensive zone faceoffs. In Michael Dal Colle, Cole Cassells and company, The Goat has got a tough task ahead of The post Saturday Mashup: The Goat in the Mem Cup appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

Rimouski Oceanic vs. Oshawa Generals, 2015 Memorial Cup: Time, TV schedule, preview and more

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2015-05-23

Game 2 of the MasterCard Memorial Cup will see two teams play their first game of the competition. Here's what you need to know. After capturing their respective QMJHL and OHL championships, the Rimouski Ocean and the Oshawa Generals enter the MasterCard Memorial Cup as arguably the CHL's two most dominant teams from start to finish this season. Likely the tournament's two odds-on favourites, the opening game of the tournament for the two teams could prove to be a deciding one. Oshawa, led by top drafted prospects Michael Dal Colle (New York Islanders), Cole Cassels (Vancouver Canucks), Josh Brown (Florida Panthers) and Michael McCarron (Montreal Canadiens), enters the tournament with

[Saturday's FTB]: Blowout

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2015-05-23

Things! Are happening! Now! Happy Saturday. How is everyone on this fine morning? (or afternoon, if you're anything like me and won't get out of bed before 12). Last night's score wasn't pretty. The only Lightning goal scorer was Future Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Steven Stamkos. Congrats Steven! See you at the ACC in two years! Anyway, here are the links, there are lots of them: Leafs Links: Mike Babcock's job interview: The top secret transcript | Down Goes Brown In case you missed it, featuring a homicidal Lou Lamoriello. Report: Jim Hiller to join Mike Babcock on Leafs new coaching staff | Maple Leafs Hotstove What Mike Babcock can actually do for Maple Leafs (Trending Topics) | Pu

Report: John Cassaday Likely Next MLSE President & CEO

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-05-23

View image | gettyimages.com Long before there was a search for a new GM or head coach, there was the search for a new President & CEO of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, the group that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs.Last August, it was announced that current President & CEO Tim Leiweke would be stepping aside to pursue other career interests, with lots of speculation that Leiweke was unhappy having to deal with a notoriously difficult group of owners.Reports have begun to surface that suggest John Cassaday, who recently stepped down as the President & CEO of Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment, will be the person to replace Leiweke, who was slated to officially ste

Report: Jim Hiller to join Mike Babcock on Leafs new coaching staff

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2015-05-22

According to Ansar Khan of Michigan Live, assistant coach Jim Hiller will join Mike Babcock on the Maple Leafs coaching staff next season. Some management groups, upon hiring a new head coach, allow the new HC to bring along an assistant of his choosing and hire the rest by committee, but it’s not yet clear what the agreement or hiring strategy will be for Mike Babcock as he goes about building his staff. It does sound like Babcock will be bringing in Hiller to join him behind the Leafs bench, where, based on his role last season, he would run their powerplay and do some analytics work. Per The post Report: Jim Hiller to join Mike Babcock on Leafs new coaching staff appeared f

Leafs Set To Hire Jim Hiller as Assistant Coach

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-05-22

View image | gettyimages.com Mike Babcock may be the new man leading the bench in Toronto, but the head coach can't do it all on his own. As such, the Leafs are hot on the search for assistants. Coincidentally, according to a myraid of different sources, the team may have picked up their first assistant in Detroit's own Jim Hiller.

2015 Memorial Cup

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2015-05-22

Everything you need for the 2015 Memorial Cup, including previews and recaps of every game. Bienvenue au Québec! The old Colisée gets one last spotlight before it gives way for the brand new Vidéotron Centre this fall. The Remparts de Québec host the 97th Memorial Cup tournament, with game 1 tonight at 7:30PM Eastern. Let's jump in and take a look at this years tournament. Schedule The Memorial Cup tournament is a 4 team tournament starting with a 4 team round robin between the host team and the three league champions. the first place team after the round robin advances to the finals, where second and third place play a semi-final game. If there are any ties in the standings a

Leafs still in need of a GM

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2015-05-22

The Toronto Maple Leafs have their next head coach in Mike Babcock, but they are still in need of a general manager. While team president Brendan Shanahan has emphasized that he is in no hurry to hire one, there is still the need to do so. Or at least that is what would seem logical, but according to The Hockey Writers, Shanahan indicated that the duties of the general manager may ultimately fall upon a committee of himself, Mark Hunter, and assistant Kyle Dubas. If Shanahan does choose to hire one person to take over the responsibilities, the front runner certainly seems to be Hunter. Hunter has had an opportunity to serve as co-general manager with Dubas since October, and may be ready to

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