March 13, 2009
Here are your Afternoon Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.
Mirtle takes a look at the seven teams who've changed coaches this season and how their team improved afterwards. Somewhere in Bristol, Connecticut, Barry Melrose still believes he could have turned things around in Tampa Bay. (From the Rink)
Speaking of coaching changes, Ottawa's head coach, Cory Clouston, is 10-5-3 since replacing Craig Hartsburg. Is that enough for Bryan Murray to keep him around after this season? (Canwest)
Kevin Allen says not too overlook Finland as a contender for the 2010 Winter Olympics. (USA Today)
Meanwhile, Scotty Wazz thinks that Laraque and his fellow fighters should add a new dimension to their games in this the "new" NHL. (Scotty Wazz)
Adam Proteau says that under Paul Kelly, the NHLPA is well ahead of the previous administration. He also compares the frank answers that Kelly gives to the canned responses from commissioner Gary Bettman. (The Hockey News)
Justin Bourne, the son of former NHL'er Bob, has his own blog and talks about how players prepare for the playoff run. (MaxHockey)
Finally, thanks to Puck Daddy reader Jonathan for sending us a photo of the 10-year patch that the Atlanta Thrashers will be wearing next season. He's not very enanmored with it, but what say you Puck Daddy readership? Pass or Fail?