Flyers coach John Tortorella pushes full throttle on Day 1, loves him some ‘ugly as hell’

Flyers coach John Tortorella pushes full throttle on Day 1, loves him some 'ugly as hell'

VOORHEES, NJ — Mason Millman grabbed a water bottle and cleaned up some of what he couldn’t keep down behind the bench. The 21-year-old defensive prospect had the unenviable task of being among the first group to plow through John Tortorella’s notorious Day 1 of skating until you practically collapse. That’s skating and skating and … Read more

Detroit Red Wings embrace new head coach Derek “Newsy” Lalonde

Derek Lalonde coaches the Detroit Red Wings on the first day of training camp in Traverse City.

TRAVERSE CITY — Nicknames in hockey tend to revolve around a player’s proper name, but every now and then, a unique one comes along. Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin (called “Larks” by teammates) laughed Thursday after the first day of training camp when asked if he knew why new head coach Derek Lalonde goes … Read more

Maple Leafs GM, coach’s fate could be tied to playoff struggles ending

Maple Leafs GM, coach's fate could be tied to playoff struggles ending

He was told not yet. The decision would come after this season, likely depending on whether the Maple Leafs win a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time since 2004. In having his future in Toronto tied to this season, Dubas might not be alone. Coach Sheldon Keefe and even some of the Maple … Read more

Cassidy is eager for a fresh start with the Golden Knights

Cassidy is eager for a fresh start with the Golden Knights

There wasn’t much that could fit into the two suitcases each member of the Cassidy family — Bruce, wife Julie, son Cole and daughter Shannon — was allotted for their trip from their old life in Boston to their new one in Las Vegas. on Aug. 12, three days before school started. They paid for … Read more

According to oddsmakers, Peter Laviolette is the fourth most likely coach to be fired first this season

According to oddsmakers, Peter Laviolette is the fourth most likely coach to be fired first this season

Peter Laviolette was hired by general manager Brian MacLellan to be the veteran head coach the Capitals needed to take them deep in the playoffs. Laviolette, however, has suffered the same fate as Todd Reirden before him, losing consecutively in the first round of the playoffs. In fact, Laviolette’s .273 winning percentage in the ‘loffs … Read more

Quinn embracing second chance as NHL coach with Sharks

Quinn embracing second chance as NHL coach with Sharks

It’s been a whirlwind of a summer: preparations for the complete rebuild of his beach house, 22 — going on 23 — rounds of golf, and a second chance at coaching in the NHL after a year away, a year that nearly saw him go stir crazy after he was fired by the New York … Read more

Will Eagles coach Nick Sirianni be more aggressive on 4th down this year?

Will Eagles coach Nick Sirianni be more aggressive on 4th down this year?

Did it drive you crazy seeing the Broncos attempt a 64-yard field goal instead of going for it on 4th-and-5 against the Seahawks? Don’t worry. Nick Sirianni isn’t wired that way. Sirianni has shown he’ll be aggressive on fourth down and maybe not quite as aggressive as Doug Pederson was in the Super Bowl season, … Read more

Stars season preview: Must adjust quickly to new coach

Stars season preview: Must adjust quickly to new coach

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Dallas Stars. Coach: Peter DeBoer (first season) Last season: 46-30-6, fourth in Central Division; lost to … Read more

Barzal, Islanders moving forward with Lambert as coach

Barzal, Islanders moving forward with Lambert as coach

HENDERSON, Nev. — Mathew Barzal said having a new coach in Lane Lambert could be just what the New York Islanders need. Lambert was hired as coach May 16, a week after Barry Trotz was fired following his fourth season with New York. “Barry was great. Not a bad word to say,” Barzal said Thursday. … Read more