BEIJING (AP) — Jeremy Colliton was not sure what would have happened if the pre-Olympic scrimmage between the United States and Canada had gone on another period. Some chippiness might've gone over the edge.
Canada's hockey swagger is back at the Olympics.
Four years after walking away with bronze after the NHL did not participate in the Games, Canada's team in Beijing has remnants of the ones that won gold in 2010 and 2014 and a roster that looks capable of doing it again.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Claude Julien was named coach of Canada's men's hockey team for the Beijing Olympics on Friday, and Shane Doan was named general manager.
Doan and Julien replace St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong and Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, who vacated their positions on the national team when the NHL pulled out of an agreement to send its players to the Olympics last month.
MONTREAL (AP) — Dominique Ducharme was hired as the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday after leading the club on a playoff run all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Habs announced that Ducharme has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season, removing the “interim” qualifier that’s been attached to his title since he took over from the fired Claude Julien on Feb.
TORONTO (AP) — Montreal won this playoff game for its absent coach.
Kirk Muller and the rest of the Canadiens just had to dedicate the Game 2 victory to Claude Julien...
NEW YORK (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist in Montreal’s three-goal first period, and the Canadiens went on to a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night...
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BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs acknowledged Tuesday that he might have held up the coaching change that helped the team turn its season around and qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in three seasons...
Claude Julien had lived with the rumors that he was on the hot seat for years. The rumors persisted even in the best of times. But when the hammer finally came down last week, with Bruins general manager Don Sweeney firing him as coach, Julien didn’t see it coming.
Ah, the delicious irony of it all.
Claude Julien, fired last Tuesday by the Bruins and replaced by Bruce Cassidy, was out of work for exactly one week before landing on his feet at the helm of the B’s dreaded rival and nemesis.
Cam Neely seems to love being president of the Bruins, except for the accountability and culpability.
Bruins team president Cam Neely said yesterday that despite leaving “at least six or eight points on the table” so far, the team is not writing off this season.
At the moment, there is no intention to trade away the core pieces of the club like Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask, Neely said in an interview with the “Felger & Mazz” show on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are going to start the regular season without one of their top players...