ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — After the best regular season in franchise history, the Washington Capitals almost lost two assistant coaches to other NHL teams. Todd Reirden was a finalist for the Calgary Flames’ head coaching job and Lane Lambert for the Colorado Avalanche’s. The Flames hired Glen Gulutzan in June, and then after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy the Avalanche hired Jared Bednar last week. That left Jack Adams Award-winning coach Barry Trotz’s staff intact for another run at the Stanley Cup. Trotz was selfishly glad to still have Reirden and Lambert on the bench, especially considering the Capitals have most of their players back and are again a Cup favorite. “You never like to lose
The Bruins have announced that Dominic Moore has signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $900,000. From the Bruins release: Moore, 36, spent the past three seasons with the New York Rangers. In 2015-16, he skated in 80 games, registering six goals and nine assists, while also contributing one goal in five postseason contests. Moore was the 2013-14 recipient of the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, given to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." This past season Moore finished a two-year contract with the Rangers worth $1.5 million. The Rangers did not have interest in bringing Moore back for this season. He praised Chris Kreider
The Columbus Blue Jackets will have veteran center Jarret Stoll at training camp on a professional tryout, the club announced Tuesday. Stoll, 34, is approaching 900 career regular season games played in the NHL. He split last season between the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild, with a total of four goals and nine points recorded in 2015-16. He was waived by the Rangers in December and claimed the following day by the Wild, as that club looked to add depth up the middle heading into the second half of the season. Stoll’s most productive days, offensively, are well behind him. But he is still capable in the faceoff circle, winning almost 57 per cent of his draws in his 51 games with Minnesota.