Paul Maurice – not Andrew Bruna


Another vacant head coach chair has just been filled in the NHL. According to Darren Dreger – and on this we have every reason to believe him – Paul Maurice would have accepted a three-year contract in Florida. He will then lead the mighty Panthers, who finished the season at the top of the NHL overall standings (58-18-6), but were overwhelmed by the Lightning in the playoffs.

Maurice, who stepped down as manager of the Jets last December – and has therefore no longer been paid – will be on the fifth team of the NHL. He has trained the Whalers (long ago), the Hurricanes (twice), the Maple Leafs and the Jets. Bill Zito dove into the bag coaches succeed Andrew Brunette (interim) and Joel Quenneville (last regular coach, sacked following events involving the Blackhawks a decade ago).

Bruna, who was nominated for the Jack-Adams trophy, but she was solid trained by Jon Cooper in the playoffs, he would be offered an important role with the organization. Are we talking about an administrative role? From an associate coaching position?

Will Bruna accept this important role? Everything suggests not.

Maurice is expected to meet with the Florida media tomorrow.

So we saw the Stars sign Peter DeBoer, the Oilers extend Jay Woodcroft’s contract (even though he was overwhelmed in the playoffs by a team currently in the final), the Panthers sign Paul Maurice, the Islanders replace Barry Trotz with Lane Lambert, the Bruins fire Bruce Cassidy (who returned to Las Vegas after DeBoer left), the Flyers take John Tortorella to Philadelphia, and the Red Wings show Jeff Blashill at the door …

Dance Spring Summer coaches is intense this year in the NHL… and smiles once again at the old coaches.

What will the name be in Winnipeg? Barry Trotz?

And in Detroit? And in Boston? And in Chicago? Remember a rumor recently sent Ryan Huska – and not Luke Richardson – to the Blackhawks …

Note that Paul Maurice will be in his 25th season at the helm of an NHL team. He also has trained in the KHL (one year in Magnitogorsk during the 2012 lockout), in the American League (one year with the Toronto Marlies) and in the OHL (two years in Detroit). He has also been an assistant on a few occasions, especially at the beginning of his career.

From a point of view Canadianswe can consider ourselves lucky to have a trainer which comes from a different profile from the others of Martin St-Louis …

And U.S can / must I hope Maurizio will derail the panthers. Reminder: the first pick obtained in exchange for Ben Chiarot (2023) will not be protected next year. #Lottery

Lot of

– Moving from Winnipeg to Florida (for the winter): luck!

– The similarity between Ron Jeremy and Auston Matthews has people talking on social networks.

– A new show for Gonzo.

– The federal government has solved his passport problems froze the grants it generally gives to Hockey Canada as it sheds light on allegations of sexual assault and numerous deals with alleged victims.

– Good news for Hugo Houle.

– Bianca starts winning again.


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