December 29, 2002 |
Darryl Sutter was hired as the coach of the Calgary Flames yesterday and will make his debut tonight against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Sutter was fired by the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 1 after an 8-12-2-2 start. Calgary fired Greg Gilbert on Dec. 3. Gilbert was in his second full season as coach after taking over the team in March 2001, when Don Hay was fired. Al MacNeil, the special assistant to general manager Craig Button, was the interim coach. Elsewhere: Goalie Tom Barrasso, 37, cleared waivers and was released by the St. Louis Blues.
June 20, 1995 |
Darryl Sutter resigned yesterday as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, saying it was time to focus his attention on his family. "I didn't agonize over it. It was reality, it was the right thing. I had put myself ahead of my family for 17 years," Sutter said. "My responsibility is as a father, first and foremost. " Sutter, 36, was 110-80-26 in three seasons as coach. This year, Chicago survived a 13-game winless streak and finished the lockout-shortened season 24-19-5.
December 21, 2011 |
DARRYL SUTTER will be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, general manager Dean Lombardi announced yesterday. Sutter will assume his duties beginning with practice today, after which the club will hold a news conference to introduce him. The Kings (15-14-4) are currently riding a streak of 12 consecutive games in which they've scored no more than two goals in regulation. The Kings, whose next game is tomorrow night at Staples Center against the struggling Anaheim Ducks, fired coach Terry Murray on Dec. 12 in Boston before starting a four-game road trip.
January 27, 2016 |
ON SUNDAY NIGHT Vinny Lecavalier, the worst free-agent signing in Flyers history, scored his fourth goal in nine games as a Los Angeles King. Monday morning, Jordan Weal sent tremors through Flyerland when he skated with the second power-play unit as the Flyers again scrambled to find scoring, now hoping to end a two-game skid that, left unchecked, could sabotage their tenuous playoff hopes. Weal's practice time heightened two days of titters about Beal replacing R.J. Umberger, who hadn't scored a goal since Donald Trump was just a reality TV star.
June 19, 1995 |
The Chicago Blackhawks have called a news conference for noon today, perhaps to allow coach Darryl Sutter a chance to say goodbye. Sutter, who led the Blackhawks to the Western Conference finals in his third season with the team, has been mulling whether to continue in the high- pressure job or devote more time to his family. Blackhawks owner William Wirtz said last night the team offered Sutter a contract extension before the playoffs, but would not discuss Sutter's plans.
June 24, 2009 |
Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Brian Leetch and Luc Robitaille are going into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The selection committee announced on a conference call yesterday it had elected the maximum four players this year; all were eligible for the first time. New Jersey Devils president Lou Lamoriello was also elected in the builder category. Yzerman ranks sixth all-time in points with 1,755. The longtime Detroit Red Wings captain won the Stanley Cup three times and a gold medal with Canada in the 2002 Olympics.
June 22, 1988 |
E.J. McGuire and Jacques Martin were introduced yesterday as assistant coaches of Mike Keenan's Chicago Blackhawks. McGuire, who assisted Keenan for four seasons with the Flyers, had turned down new coach Paul Holmgren's offer to stay on his staff. Martin, who was fired in May after two seasons as head coach of the St. Louis Blues, goes back with Keenan to their Peterborough days. Keenan was coach of the Petes when he hired Martin as a scout. Martin later coached the Petes, then moved on to Guelph, where he won a Memorial Cup championship.
April 28, 2012
Two long-time have-not franchises that took off after switching coaches midseason are among the last eight standing in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues and Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings both have top-shelf goaltending and the two stingiest defenses overall. Both teams dispatched their first-round opponents in five games, too, with relentless styles of play. That leaves plenty of time to prepare for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday night.
January 19, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Kings have given multiyear contract extensions to coach Darryl Sutter, general manager Dean Lombardi, and president of business operations Luc Robitaille. The Stanley Cup champions announced the deals Friday. Sutter took over for the fired Terry Murray in December 2011 and immediately led the Kings to the franchise's first championship. The veteran coach went 25-13-11 in the regular season before eighth-seeded Los Angeles' 16-4 rampage through the playoffs. Last-minute moves The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tom Poti from Hershey of the AHL, bringing back someone who hasn't played in an NHL game in two years because of injuries.
December 30, 2002 |
Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and Detroit stretched its unbeaten streak to eight games with a 2-2 tie last night at Dallas, the fourth tie this season between the Western Conference division leaders. Holmstrom scored early in each of the first two periods to give Detroit leads, only to have Dallas tie it by both intermissions. Detroit is 5-0-3 in its last eight games, including a 1-1 tie at home against the Stars on Dec. 19. The Red Wings are the first NHL team to 50 points, one more than Eastern Conference leader Ottawa and Vancouver, the other Western Conference division leader.