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. ...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
It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.
— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday