Summertime at the John Labatt Centre isn't about hockey. It's about monster truck shows, concerts and other events that don't require ice.
Dale Hunter is an institution in London, Ontario, a city of some 350,000 about 2½ hours from Detroit. It is a result of he and his brother Mark turning the hometown Knights from a laughingstock not too long ago into the New York Yankees of the Canadian Hockey League.
Recalling a victory by his Anaheim Ducks in January, coach Bruce Boudreau noted: "We did it in Caps fashion." In other words, an improbable comeback.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly announced Monday that he's remaining with the Ducks, though he says he was flattered by the interest shown in him by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are searching for a coach after firing Raheem Morris.
Bruce Boudreau recalled Thanksgiving 2007 with a certain amount of awe. Just named coach of the Washington Capitals, he was walking from the practice facility atop Ballston Common Mall to the food court and then his temporary housing at a nearby apartment cloaked in anonymity.
Oregon running back LaMichael James is skipping his senior year and declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft.
Michael Ryder scored the go-ahead goal at 6:42 of the third period after Dallas wasted a three-goal lead, and the Stars went on to 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Bruce Boudreau's whirlwind week started with a meeting just after 6 a.m. Monday morning. When the general manager of the Capitals wants to talk at that time, it can't be good news.
It didn't take long for Bruce Boudreau to find a new job after getting fired as Washington Capitals coach. It also didn't take long for Bob Woods to find a new job after getting fired as assistant coach.