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'No complications, no issues': Leafs' van Riemsdyk back skating, feeling well

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2016-08-25

TORONTO — James van Riemsdyk is back on his feet and hopes the Maple Leafs are, too.

Arizona Coyotes hire first full-time female coach in NHL history

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2016-08-25

The Arizona Coyotes have hired Dawn Braid as the organization’s skating coach which marks the first time in league history a woman has held a full-time coaching position in the NHL. OFFICIAL: Mike Van Ryn, Steve Potvin and Dawn Braid have been added to the coaching staff. https://t.co/r1YBjZ1IrI pic.twitter.com/bVCWTlAxHI — Yotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) August 24, 2016 Braid has a wealth of experience working in pro hockey, previously serving as a skating consultant for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames. She worked with the Flames and Coyotes in 2015-16 on a part-time basis. Braid developed her craft as a director of amateur skating development at Athle

Kerby Rychel: A Q&A with Aaron Portzline

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2016-08-24

I picked the brain of Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline), Blue Jackets beat writer for the Columbus Dispatch, on the topic of Kerby Rychel earlier today. Our conversation below. I’m curious to know a little more about the trade request scenario with Kerby Rychel last summer. How did that come about and why wasn’t it facilitated originally? Aaron […] The post Kerby Rychel: A Q&A with Aaron Portzline appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

Dawn Braid Hired by Coyotes, Believed to Be 1st Full-Time Female Coach in NHL

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2016-08-24

The Arizona Coyotes reportedly made history on Wednesday when they announced a slew of coaching hires.  According to the Associated Press (via Yahoo Sports), the club added Dawn Braid as the franchise's new skating coach, and she "is believed to be the first full-time female coach in NHL history." The team's official release noted that Braid is joining the Coyotes on a full-time basis after they employed her part-time in 2015.  Furthermore, Braid previously worked as a skating consultant for several clubs, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks.  According to the release, Braid also "spent seven years with the Athletes Tra

Evaluating A New Goaltending Tandem

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2016-08-24

Embed from Getty Images With Jhonas Enroth and the Toronto Maple Leafs coming to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract on Monday, the Leafs seemingly etched their goaltending duo in stone for the 2016-2017 season. Popular opinion would have the new combination of Enroth and Frederik Andersen as an upgrade over last year's initial tandem of James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier, and Leafs supporters generally seem to be breathing a sigh of relief over not having to carry an untested prospect or project goaltender as their #2 into the new season.That said, we would all be remiss if we didn't at least attempt to take this view from anecdote to evidence-based argument, so let's take a dive

Coyotes’ Braid becomes NHL’s first full-time female coach

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-08-24

The Arizona Coyotes added three people to the team’s coaching staff Wednesday including Dawn Braid as skating coach, making her the first woman to land a full-time coaching job in the National Hockey League. Joining Braid on the Coyotes’ staff are former NHL defenceman Mike Van Ryn and Steve Potvin. Van Ryn previously served as head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers. Braid has worked with the Coyotes in a part-time capacity since 2015 and has worked as skating consultant with the Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Sportsnet releases Flames 2016-17 broadcast schedule

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-08-24

TORONTO—Summer may be winding down but things are about to get red hot on Sportsnet, with the network announcing its 2016-17 Calgary Flames broadcast schedule, delivering all 82 regular season games on TV as well as on radio with Sportsnet 960 The FAN. Sportsnet’s 2016-17 Flames TV broadcast package – featuring 37 national broadcasts and 45 regional broadcasts – kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 12, the opening night of the NHL season, as the Flames visit the Edmonton Oilers at 8 p.m. MT on Sportsnet for the first regular season NHL game ever to be played at Rogers Place. (See full broadcast details below). Fans can also stream all national and regional Flames games live across the count

Sportsnet releases Canadiens 2016-17 broadcast schedule

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-08-24

TORONTO—With a fresh NHL season on the horizon, Sportsnet today announced its 2016-17 Montreal Canadiens broadcast schedule, serving up exclusive English-language coverage of all 82 regular season games. Sportsnet’s Habs’ 2016-17 schedule, featuring 44 national games and 38 regional games, begins Thursday, Oct. 13 as Montreal visits Buffalo to take on the Sabres at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet 360 (see full broadcast details below). Fans can also stream all national and regional Canadiens games live across the country. Fan’s within the Canadiens’ regional broadcast territory can now stream regional games via Sportsnet NOW, as well as all national Canadiens games that are br

Sportsnet unveils national, HNIC broadcast schedules

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-08-24

TORONTO—Sportsnet today announced its 2016-17 NHL national broadcast schedule, featuring more than 300 national games and three main marquee national nights – Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays, Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sundays, and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey on Wednesdays. (See below for full broadcast schedule). Sportsnet’s 2016-17 schedule delivers premium Canadian match-ups chock full of NHL star power. Two outdoor games in Canada headline Sportsnet’s lineup: the NHL Heritage Classic in Winnipeg on October 23 and the NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto on New Year’s Day, which also kicks off the NHL’s yearlong centennial celebration. Two other marquee outdoor games

30 NHL teams, 30 points of optimism heading into 2016-17

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-08-24

Ah, the start of a new season. Coffee tastes better, air smells fresher and optimism abounds across the NHL. For the most part, off-season moves are finished, prospects are a year closer to impact and hypothetical rosters begin to take shape. Not every fan base will have Stanley Cup on the mind, but everyone is hopeful for something good this year. What is that? We take a look at all 30 NHL teams and provide a point of optimism for each. ANAHEIMWhether or not you believe in the impact of a coach “lighting a fire” under his players, the Ducks hired Randy Carlyle to do just that. By the end of Bruce Boudreau’s tenure, the former Ducks coach seemed frustrated with his team and their lack

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