The St. Louis Blues continued to assemble the coaching staff for Mike Yeo on Wednesday when they announced the hiring of former NHL defenseman Darryl Sydor. Sydor previously served as an assistant on Yeo’s staff for several years when he was the head coach of the Minnesota Wild. Before joining the Blues, Sydor was an assistant coach for the AHL’s Chicago Wolves this past season.
After Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Citizen wrote a scathing column about Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, and the role he allegedly plays in the franchise’s attendance problems. “It must be Eugene Melnyk,” he wrote. This is an Ottawa thing.
The Islanders will need to add a top-six forward and other forwards to add depth and improve ahead of next season, argues Scott Cullen of TSN in an edition of "Off-Season Game Plan." The Islanders won their final six games of the season, but narrowly missed out on a playoff spot. Cullen believes that the team's top concern this off-season must be to keep John Tavares, who has just one more year remaining on his contract. Andy Graziano, SNY.TV Twitter Hard to argue with Cullen's recap of the Islanders season, although calling Ladd a 'zero' because of assists was a tough take. There was no mention of the back injury suffered in training camp that hindered the forward past the all-star break or