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Don’t Blame NHL Expansion Draft Rules For Vegas Golden Knights Success

The Vegas Golden Knights have been THE story of the 2017-18 NHL season. Never before has an expansion team found such success in its inaugural season. Unfortunately, being the new kid on the block can rustle a few feathers. With the Golden Knights on an unbelievable playoff run taking them to the Western Conference Finals, many pundits are now saying the NHL slanted the expansion draft rules to ensure a strong team. While it would be in the league’s best interest to have a competitive team in Vegas, the notion that this was somehow the plan is ridiculous. Vegas...

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Carolina Hurricanes Name Rick Dudley Senior VP Of Hockey Operations

The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Rick Dudley as their new senior vice-president of hockey operations, the team announced. [NEWS] Dudley Named Senior VP of Hockey Operations 📰: https://t.co/pPQGL8yAcc #Canes pic.twitter.com/kQ61PAccrW — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) May 1, 2018 Carolina Hurricanes Name Rick Dudley Senior VP Of Hockey Operations The move comes one day after the Hurricanes announced that president of hockey operations, Ron Francis, was fired. It has a tumultuous off-season so far for the ‘Canes. First, general manager Francis was stripped of his duties and ‘promoted‘ to the president of hockey operations in March. Then, on April 20th, head...

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Montreal Canadiens Name Dominique Ducharme Assistant Coach

The Montreal Canadiens announced a shake-up of their coaching staff. The team has hired Dominique Ducharme as an assistant coach while firing J.J. Daigneault and Dan Lacroix. Also announced was a contract extention for goaltending coach, Staphane Waite. Dominique Ducharme named assistant coach with the Canadiens. DETAILS -> https://t.co/y3zylFxidF#GoHabsGo — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 27, 2018 Montreal Canadiens Name Dominique Ducharme Assistant Coach This is the second major coaching move of the off-season for the Montreal Canadiens, who fired AHL head coach Sylvain Lefebvre and his staff April 15th. Ducharme was considered a candidate for the AHL position before...

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Brian Burke Stepping Back From Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames have announced that president of hockey operations, Brian Burke, will be stepping back from Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation effective May 1st. Effective May 1, Brian Burke will be stepping back from Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation. https://t.co/0Za8SoR96s — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 27, 2018 Brian Burke Stepping Back From Calgary Flames Brian Burke has been the president of hockey operations for the Flames since 2013, after five season’s as the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager. Burke made an instant splash with the Flames when he fired then general manager Jay Feaster in Decemebr 2013. Brad Treliving...

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Montreal Canadiens Off-Season Worst Case Scenario

With an April with no hockey, fans of the Montreal Canadiens have inevitably turned their attention to the off-season. It goes without saying this is an important off-season for the Habs. The team is at a crossroads. Whether you are a fan of general manager Marc Bergevin or not, he needs a strong off-season to get the team back on track – and save his job. Most people can outline the best case scenario for the Habs in the off-season. Get lucky in the draft lottery and a few key free agent signings and the Canadiens are right back...

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