Did the Detroit Red Wings‘ next head coach just become available?
On Monday, the shocking news broke that the New York Islanders are parting ways with head coach Barry Trotz after the Islanders failed to make the playoffs.
The Islanders came up short of the playoffs after finishing the 2021-22 season with a 37-35-10 record.
Trotz had one year remaining on his five-year contract.
President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello announced today that Barry Trotz has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Wow.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) May 9, 2022
This move comes as a surprise as Trotz led the Islanders to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons in New York.
Under Trotz, the Islanders reached the Eastern Conference Finals in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons before losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who eventually won the Stanley Cup.
Nation, do you think Trotz could be the next head coach of the Detroit Red Wings?
3 Candidates to replace Jeff Blashill as Detroit Red Wings head coach
Jeff Blashill‘s tenure as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings has come to a conclusion as the team announced on Saturday that they will not renew his contract for the 2022-23 season.
With Blashill out, Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman will now be charged with deciding who he wants to bring in to lead his team into the future.
Here are three options Yzerman should strongly consider.
Rikard Grönborg is currently the head coach of Zurich Lions and though he is under contract, money talks. Gronberg, who is regarded by many as the best hockey coach not in the NHL or KHL could be the perfect fit for a young Red Wings team.
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NHL Betting: Penguins vs Rangers First Round Game 4 – 05/09/22
The first-round matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers continues in Game 4 with the Penguins leading 2-1 as we look at the moneyline, over/under, and player props for this game.
Pittsburgh Penguins (-110) vs New York Rangers (-110)
This game is a pick’em between the Penguins and the Rangers as it has been one of the tighter series this postseason thus far. It has featured one of the two overtime games in the playoffs. The series has gone back and forth to this point, and with Igor Shesterkin and the Rangers looking for a big bounce-back performance after their goaltender was pulled, expect a much tighter game.