Randy Carlyle was fired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Assistant coaches Peter Horachek and Steve Spott will handle the coaching duties when the Maple Leafs host the Washington Capitals on Wednesday at the Air Canada Center, according to David Nonis, the team's senior vice president and general manager. ...more
By Shawn Roarke - Director, Editorial - 12.27.2014
Scott Stevens and Adam Oates will combine to replace Peter DeBoer as the coach of the New Jersey Devils, team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said. Lamoriello will oversee Stevens and Oates as co-coaches. In fact, for a short period, the Devils will have three coaches. Lamoriello said he is putting himself behind the bench for a limited period to supervise and get a better read on his players and the makeup of the team. ...more
By Derek Van Diest - NHL.com Correspondent - 12.15.2014
The Edmonton Oilers have made another coaching change, firing Dallas Eakins on Monday, Dec. 15 after 113 games in parts of two seasons. General manager Craig MacTavish will take over as interim coach as a transition for Todd Nelson, who has been promoted from Edmonton's American Hockey League affiliate in Oklahoma City. Nelson eventually will take over on an interim basis until the end of the season. ...more
I had one really not-good game. I came back to the hotel and he [his father] was on Skype. My mother called first and said, 'Your father wants to talk to you.' So he moved my mother away, and he yelled at me for like 30 seconds. I understood him, and then he said, 'I'm done.' And he was gone. The next game I got my first shutout.
— Anton Khudobin recalls a fond memory, explains why he was so sharp in the Hurricanes' 3-0 win against the Capitals on Friday