A concussion suffered in January is still hindering Johan Franzen’s ability to get back on the ice. Franzen, 35, has a history of concussions and has suffered setbacks while trying to get back into the Red Wings lineup, but GM Ken Holland is hopeful ‘The Mule’ can play in 2015-16. More
Luke Richardson has been talked about as an NHL coaching prospect over the past three seasons, but has yet to make the jump from the AHL. It appears his call up is going to have to wait at least one more season, too, as Buffalo’s hiring of Dan Bylsma could see Richardson back behind the Binghamton Senators bench.
Led by Tampa Bay pick Adam Erne and other NHL prospects, the Remparts live to play at least one more game at the historic Colisee after beating Rimouski.
Earlier this week, Quebec Remparts coach Philippe Boucher went off on the QMJHL & its officials, suggesting there was a vendetta against his team. And late Thursday, the league fined Boucher $10,000 for his comments. That said, the price wasn't steep for Boucher, who admitted the outburst was a tactical move.
The Blackhawks face significant salary-cap-triggered this summer, but it's far too soon to start mourning for the competitive fortunes of what has become the model franchise in the NHL's modern era. Chicago won't be as deep next season, but its best days aren't necessarily in the past.
Dan Bylsma has never worked in the NHL with a team that is as entrenched in a rebuild as the Buffalo Sabres are, but his personality and coaching style might just be the perfect fit for the job.
Peter DeBoer will be named San Jose Sharks coach despite one playoff appearance in seven seasons. Yet the underlying numbers suggest he's actually underrated, not overrated.
Brandon Saad is set to become a restricted free agent this off-season, but the Chicago Blackhawks should do whatever it takes to get the 22-year-old winger under contract. His development into a two-way force could make him a key player in Chicago’s future.
The St. John’s IceCaps unveiled their new logo Thursday and are going to be matching the Montreal Canadiens color-for-color in 2015-16. The IceCaps were previously the affiliate for the Jets, but with Winnipeg bringing back the Manitoba Moose next season and the Hamilton Bulldogs leaving the AHL, Montreal and St. John’s are teaming up for the next two seasons.
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