Gerard Gallant reportedly to be named New York Rangers head coach

The man known affectionately as “Spuddy” is on the verge of officially landing back in the NHL. According to noted New York Post beat writer Larry Brooks, the New York Rangers have reached an agreement with Gerard Gallant to be named their next head coach: BREAKING: Rangers have reached agreement to hire Gerard Gallant as … Read more

Gerard Gallant rumored to be close to landing head coaching job

The man known affectionately as “Spuddy” will not be returning to the Detroit Red Wings, though fans had been pining to see him hired by his good friend and former linemate Steve Yzerman. Instead, Yzerman elected to bring back Jeff Blashill behind the Red Wings bench, a decision that was met with a polarizing reaction. … Read more

2 ‘Pals’ Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman should consider to replace Jeff Blashill

The Detroit Red Wings are 14-23-6 this season and though their roster is nothing to call home about, head coach Jeff Blashill does not seem to be getting the most out of it. Because of that, Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman should make the decision to fire Blashill (now or at the end of the … Read more

2 Leading candidates to become the Detroit Red Wings next head coach

If it were not for COVID-19, the Detroit Red Wings would have already played their final game of the 2019-2020 regular season. Though nothing has been finalized, it seems more and more likely that the remainder of the season will be canceled with the hope that the NHL will figure out a way to hold … Read more

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s next best coaching option is still available

It wasn’t exactly music to the ears of Detroit Red Wings fans everywhere when they heard the news that highly coveted free-agent coaching candidate Gerard Gallant interviewed with the New Jersey Devils to become their next bench boss. Embed from Getty Images Gallant and the Red Wings have a history, particularly involving now-GM Steve Yzerman. … Read more

Steve Yzerman may be in jeopardy of losing out on Detroit Red Wings future head coach

Steve Yzerman has made it very clear that he does not blame Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill for the team’s lack of success during the 2019-2020 regular season. That being said, the thought by many “in the know” is that Yzerman may decide that it is time to go in a different direction … Read more

Could Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman have his sights set on a different coach?

Eight – count them – seven NHL coaches have been fired in the National Hockey League this season, and yet Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill is still employed despite presiding over the worst squad in Motor City hockey since the mid-1980’s. Speculation immediately began to mount that perhaps GM Steve Yzerman would immediately … Read more

Gerard Gallant seen visiting Montreal, but denies rumors of potential return to Canadiens

The Vegas Golden Knights unceremoniously fired head coach Gerard Gallant in the middle of his third season with the team earlier this year. Gallant had previously led them to the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season, as well as another playoff berth the following year. Embed from Getty Images Speculation has run rampant that … Read more

Eight NHL coaches have been fired this season – Jeff Blashill isn’t one of them

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals

This certainly won’t please anyone hoping for a chance behind the Detroit Red Wings bench. Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau was handed his walking papers earlier this week, making him the astonishingly eighth NHL bench boss that’s been fired this season. And yet, Jeff Blashill remains in charge of the NHL’s worst team. Embed … Read more

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill: “It’s been a hard year”

The Detroit Red Wings are struggling through their worst season since the mid-1980’s. Several losing streaks of nine games or more and a woefully inconsistent offense has lead to their having full control of 31st place in the NHL standings. Of course, injuries haven’t helped things either. “It’s obviously been a hard year, there’s no … Read more

Editorial: What is Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman waiting for?

This could be considered treasonous to question what The Captain is doing, but I know I can’t be the only one who is wondering this. What exactly is Steve Yzerman waiting for regarding a coaching change for the Detroit Red Wings? Embed from Getty Images The Vegas Golden Knights inexplicably fired his good buddy Gerard … Read more

Jeff Blashill addresses recent coach firings, but doesn’t discuss job security with GM Steve Yzerman

The Vegas Golden Knights raised eyebrows yesterday when they decided to part ways with head coach Gerard Gallant, who is just a year and a half removed from guiding them to the Stanley Cup Finals. He’s also the seventh coach that’s been fired in the NHL this season, along with Bill Peters of Calgary and … Read more

Fans, media react to former Red Wing Gerard Gallant being firing by Vegas

Shockwaves were sent throughout the National Hockey League today when it was announced that the Vegas Golden Knights had fired head coach Gerard Gallant. Gallant had been the bench boss for the Golden Knights since their inception in 2017, and led them to the Stanley Cup Finals in his first year. And while this season … Read more

Steve Yzerman: The Detroit Red Wings next head coach just became available

When Steve Yzerman was hired to be general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, he made it very clear from the beginning that he was going to use the 2019-2020 season as a time to evaluate everybody in the organization, from top to bottom. Embed from Getty Images One person who you can bet Yzerman … Read more

It’s time for the Red Wings to make the difficult choice – let Jeff Blashill go

Editorial: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Detroit Sports Nation The Detroit Red Wings enter tonight’s tilt against the New York Islanders tied for last in the Eastern Conference, and we’re already into early February. Head coach Jeff Blashill was promoted to … Read more

No hearing for Justin Abdelkader after questionable hit vs. Panthers

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader, who delivered a hard check on Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers last night, will not be scheduled to meet with the league about the hit. After the hit, Barkov appeared to be disoriented. He would end up missing the rest of the game. Combine that with the fact that Abdelkader was not penalized on the … Read more