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Team USA is expected to name a familiar face behind the bench for the Olympics, and your new job is waiting for you at PNC.

Rangers v Avalanche

Reading Assignments

  • The Hurricanes are ready to take the next step with Scott Darling, and it’s a risk worth taking with the first-time number-one goaltender. [TSN]
  • The Canes announced a whole bunch of personnel moves in hockey operations yesterday, including a new training staff in Charlotte. [Hurricanes]
  • Need some extra cash to afford the parking increase to $20 next season? Fear not:
  • Analytics are here to stay (see the second link above), but how can we get past the situation of the two sides constantly yelling past each other with little meaningful dialogue? [FanRag Sports]
  • Could the NHL return to ESPN in 2021? John Buccigross thinks so. [BSN Denver]
  • University of Wisconsin (and former Avalanche) head coach Tony Granato is expected to be named the coach of Team USA for the 2018 Winter Olympics today. [Wisconsin State Journal]
  • Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun suffered a knee injury in offseason training and will be out indefinitely, a big blow to an already thin Arizona blue line. [Five For Howling]
  • The man with the greatest name in international sports, senior International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound, is not a fan of the NHL skipping the PyeongChang games. [Montreal Gazette]
  • This is an incredible anecdote from Senators play-by-play man Dean Brown, who called the first half of Mike Fisher’s career while he played in Ottawa. Have a tissue, or maybe a whole box, ready.

I've done several interviews today since Mike Fisher announced his retirement from Pro Hockey. I had a front row seat...

Posted by Dean Brown on Thursday, August 3, 2017