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Capitals' Trotz wins Jack Adams Award

Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Trotz earned the award for the first time by leading the Caps to an NHL-best 120 points this season, setting a franchise record with 56 victories. Washington allowed the second-fewest goals in the NHL, adding stellar defense to its traditional...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindy Ruff: “Right now is not the time to assess blame”

The Dallas Stars were stomped 6-1 by the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, laying an egg in Game 7 of their second-round series. The Stars finished atop the Western Conference with 109 points, but unfortunately, goaltending issues with Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi tanked the team’s effort in the playoffs. Head coach Lindy Ruff told reporters after the game that losing was a “huge...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Trotz, Ruff, Gallant are Jack Adams Award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) Washington's Barry Trotz, Dallas' Lindy Ruff and Florida's Gerard Gallant are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL coach who has ''contributed the most to his team's success.'' Members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association voted at the end regular season, with the top three designated as finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the...
Via Associated Press
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Can the Dallas Stars keep up their two-goalie system?

Get past the talk about the piping hot start and about Tyler Seguin's offensive surge — the whole team's offense, really — and the next big topic coming out of Dallas Stars' camp has been about who will get the starting job between the pipes.During the early stretch of the Stars' 2015-2016 campaign, they have alternated between longtime starter Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi,...
Via Yardbarker
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL coaches already on the hot seat

The start of a new NHL season is usually a time when rookies prove their worth and fight to keep a spot on the roster. However, this year it may also be a period where some coaches fight to keep their jobs. We are only a few games into the 2015-2016 NHL season, but a few coaches have already found themselves in the hot seat.  Coaching is not an easy feat: when a team is winning...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lindy Ruff isn’t pleased with the effort from the Stars

Head coach Lindy Ruff isn’t too happy with the effort he is seeing from the Dallas Stars. Following a loss to the Colorado Avalanche, Ruff unloaded on his team and called them out for their embarrassing and pathetic effort. Here’s what Ruff had to say, as seen in the Dallas News: “I don’t buy that on back­-to­-back games our energy was low, I’m tired of that one....
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruff pleased with Stars' offseason moves

FRISCO, Texas - On Tuesday, Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff was seen around the club's Frisco headquarters taking in the first day of the Stars' annual development camp. On Wednesday, Ruff, who just completed his first year behind the Dallas bench, a season where the Stars snapped a six-year playoff drought before losing in six games to the Anaheim Ducks in their Western Conference...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Loss to Stars leaves Hitchcock looking to get Blues' attention

ST. LOUIS -- Dallas coach Lindy Ruff was talking with a small group of reporters in a hallway outside the locker room following the Stars' Saturday morning skate when Ken Hitchcock walked by. Huff noticed the St. Louis Blues' coach, who was his roommate at the Olympics when the pair were assistants for gold medalist Team Canada, and said maybe Hitch should answer a question posed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars Get Ruff 600th Win in Edging Sabres

DALLAS -- In a way, it was almost poetic that Lindy Ruff got his 600th career win as an NHL head coach against his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. The Dallas Stars and Sabres went toe-to-toe on Monday night at American Airlines Center, but in the end a power-play goal by Dallas rookie winger Alex Chiasson, one that went in off his shin guard, was the difference in a 3-2 win. Ruff...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars' Ruff mum on possibly reaching 600 wins vs. Sabres

DALLAS -- Almost true to form, the calm, cool and collected Lindy Ruff was downplaying the possibility that if the Dallas Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres, the same club he coached for most of his NHL career, on Monday night at American Airlines Center, that Ruff would become the 12th coach in league history to reach 600 wins. But don't try to tell him how significant such a milestone...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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