What you need to know about the latest N.H. hockey rumours
N.D. hockey is about to take center stage with rumours swirling around the league about a potential coaching change.
In recent days, NHL officials have indicated that assistant coaches Chris Chelios and Jeff Blashill are both on the hot seat.
The Devils are expected to make their first public announcement Thursday on the possibility of a head coach change.
The team is expected to announce a coaching staff before the start of the season.
Teams have long been expected to change coaches in the off-season, but there are many reasons for the uncertainty surrounding the New Jersey Devils.
There is the obvious, which is that the team needs to make a decision about its future.
For the most part, the New York Islanders have been very good on the back of their captain, John Tavares, who leads the NHL in goals, assists and points, but the team’s depth chart is a major concern.
“We’re a team with a lot of young talent,” New Jersey general manager Garth Snow told reporters Thursday.
“We need to have a strong, well-balanced team.”
The Islanders are tied for the best record in the league at 4-1-0, but they are still far from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
They have a 1-4-0 record in their past eight games and are on pace to lose 10 games this season.
There is also a major question surrounding the team when it comes to the team chemistry.
The Islanders, who are currently sixth in the Metropolitan Division and sit at 13th overall, have lost four of their past six games.
Last week, coach Jack Capuano admitted he had to make some tough decisions with his team’s chemistry.
The Islanders have not won in their last 10 games.
“We have a lot to fix, but we can’t just go out and make some rash decisions,” Capuao said.
“I don’t think we have enough time to do that.”
The Capitals, on the other hand, have not been a problem for New York in recent weeks.
The Capitals are tied with the Islanders for the second-best record in hockey at 4:33 (17-11-3), with three of their losses coming by a combined score of 3-2.
They have played well this season and are coming off a 4-2 overtime victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
The Caps are also the best team in the NHL at the moment.