The KO of Yeo

The firing of Mike Yeo as head coach of the Minnesota Wild last Saturday marked the end of what had been on the surface a promising NHL career. Instead Yeo’s firing revealed deeply concealed flaws that have sur...

Detroit: Post Babcock

Whisper it quietly but the Detroit Red Wings are in contention for the Eastern Conference playoffs. This is their first season without Mike Babcock at the helm. Babcock had led Detroit for ten magnificent seaso...

Jim Rutherford and the damage done…

Pittsburgh’s firing of Mike Johnston as head coach of the Penguins is the latest half-measure taken by the epitome of managerial mediocrity general manager Jim Rutherford. The blow was not surprising. Rutherfor...

Earning Lots of Big W’s in Big D

If there was an award for greatest coaching comeback of the year I would nominate Lindy Ruff for that honor right now. After a flaccid 2014/15 season where the Dallas Stars finished tenth in the Western Confere...

Joel Quenneville: The View from Olympus

Chicago’s third Stanley Cup win against Tampa Bay last Monday night was a gritty grace note to a hard-fought season where other teams (and coaches) garnered the headlines while the Blackhawks made off with the ...