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Paul MacLean is the Ottawa Senators’ next head coach, becoming the team’s ninth head coach since they re-joined the NHL in 1993.
MacLean, who spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach with the Red Wings, Detroit to a Stanley Cup in 2008 and was also part of Mike Bab*****’s coaching staff with the Anaheim Ducks from 2002 to 2004, helping the team to a Cup Final appearance.
Sometime either before or during the first day of the NHL draft on June 24, the Flyers figure to be making some roster moves to secure the salary cap space needed to sign goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
There’s been speculation everywhere, most notably in the Columbus Dispatch, and locally among some blogs, about the Flyers’ dealing Jeff Carter for the Blue Jackets’ eighth overall pick in the first round and enigmatic forward Jakub Voracek.
Seven weeks after being the first candidate to be interviewed for the Wild’s coaching vacancy, Craig MacTavish continues to intrigue the franchise.
The longtime former Edmonton Oilers coach still is considered a strong candidate — if not the leading one.
According to multiple sources, “MacT” spent part of last week in the Twin Cities. He had his second formal interview with the Wild and toured Xcel Energy Center and the team’s locker-room facilities.
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Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger won his only Stanley Cup with Ilya Bryzgalov and ranks him among the top five goalies in the NHL.
When asked if Bryzgalov might be the answer to the Flyers’ decades-old goaltending woes, he made a clear and succinct point.