Posts Tagged Men’s hockey

Goalies take center stage in Western Conference finals

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, and goalie Corey Crawford celebrate their win in Game 2 of the Western Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

CHICAGO (AP) — The top four defensemen for the Chicago Blackhawks carried a heavy load in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. A couple of Chicago’s biggest stars were shut out in Anaheim, and the Ducks’ fourth line caused a bunch of problems for the Blackhawks.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

After Babcock’s departure, Detroit’s focus turns to Blashill

Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland addresses the media, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Detroit to discuss the head coaching vacancy as coach Mike Babcock will now be the new head hockey coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are ready to start searching for a new coach — and right now there’s only one clear candidate.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Mike Babcock as new head coach

In this Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock reacts on the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators in Detroit. The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Mike Babcock as their new head coach, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Mike Babcock moved from one Original Six franchise to another Wednesday, agreeing to an eight-year, $50 million deal to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sharks sign Finnish forward Joonas Donskoi

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have signed Finnish free agent forward Joonas (YOO-nus) Donskoi to an entry-level contract.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

AP source: Buffalo Sabres out of running for Mike Babcock

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the discussions has told The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are out of the running to hire Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,