Stars hire Marc Crawford

From Andrew’s Dallas Stars Page: It’s official. The Stars have hired Marc Crawford as head coach. Assistant Mark Lamb has been relieved of his duties and the rest of the coaching staff is being evaluated. Read more about the hiring and some Crawford background information here. No surprise here, as reports came out on TSN […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Dallas Stars on June 11, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): The experts like Detroit, a closer look at Judge Baum and Dany Heatley’s issues with Senators run deeper than just the coach

Stanley Cup Final Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (4) Writing for USA Today, Jacques Demers likes the Wings in Game 7.  (Writer’s note: Kelly Hrudey also picked the Wings last night on the IllegalCurve.com Radio Show.)  (Second writer’s note: You figure if Demers is submitting a piece to USA Today, they could at least […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlantic Division,Central Division,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,NHL Morning Papers,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Teams,Western Conference on June 11, 2009

Stars fire Dave Tippett

From TSN: After six seasons behind the bench in Dallas, the Stars have fired head coach Dave Tippett. The move comes on the heels of the team naming former Stars’ player Joe Nieuwendyk general manager earlier in the month. While no successor has been named, sources say that the Stars have asked for permission to […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Dallas Stars on June 10, 2009

On the Beat: Pens down 2-0 but not same as last year and Jacques Martin reaction

Stanley Cup Final Deadline deals from the past two seasons have helped the two Cup finalists, writes Dan Wood.  Good points by Wood.  These deals weren’t “major” but added the necessary ingredients to already established teams. The Wings may be up 2-0, but the stats have not been tilted in Detroit’s favor as much as […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlanta Thrashers,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Florida Panthers,Montreal Canadiens,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins on June 1, 2009

Joe Nieuwendyk to be named Stars GM

From TSN: “We are very excited to secure Joe Nieuwendyk as the General Manager,” said Hicks. “These moves are all about helping this club take the proverbial ‘next step.’ Joe is a leader and has been a winner in everything he has done. He is ready for this opportunity and has a bright future as an […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Dallas Stars on May 31, 2009

NHL Morning Papers (Friday Playoff Edition): Flames angry at no-call, Osgood proves critics wrong and Sharks lose home-ice

Here are the NHL Morning Papers for Friday the 17th of April: Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) The Sharks’ power play cost them on Thursday going 0-for-6.  Only nine of San Jose’s 35 shots were recorded within six feet of the crease.  The pressure is squarely on the Sharks’ shoulders […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference on April 17, 2009

Non-Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Reaction to MacTavish firing

Here are the morning papers for the non-playoff teams: As linked on IC yesterday, apparently Jay Feaster has an interest in the Colorado GM job. Mike Heika wonders whether the Stars franchise will continue to move forward with a two-GM arrangement? The Oilers fired Craig MacTavish on Wednesday and Robert Tychkowski is calling the franchise […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Colorado Avalanche,Dallas Stars,Edmonton Oilers,Minnesota Wild,NHL Morning Papers,Tampa Bay Lightning,Toronto Maple Leafs on April 16, 2009

NHL Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): NHL Draft Lottery tonight on TSN, EA Sports says Bruins will capture the Stanley Cup, Cam Ward has waited three years to return to this stage, The Chris Osgood factor, Rene Bourque skated with Jarome Iginla and Olli Jokinen on the top line

Here are the morning papers for Tuesday the 14th of April: Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8) According to an EA Sports simulation, the Bruins will beat Chicago in six games to capture the Stanley Cup. The Canadiens have been more than just a playoff nemesis to the Bruins, they have flat-out […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,General NHL,Minnesota Wild,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Ottawa Senators,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 14, 2009