Change of Hands
Marlies hire Dineen as head coach, King as associate coach
The Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League have hired Gord Dineen as their new head coach. Dineen replaces Steve Spott, who was promoted to Randy Carlyle's coaching staff with the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs. Dineen, 51, had served as an assistant coach with the Marlies for the past five seasons. Full Story.(Photo: TSN.ca)
More overtime and fighting changes could be coming to the NHL after a test run in the minors. The American Hockey League will experiment next season with seven-minute overtime in the regular season, with 3-on-3 beginning at the first whistle beyond three minutes, the league announced Thursday. That means there could be as many as four minutes of 3-on-3 overtime. Full Story.
Willie Desjardins is in demand. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that both the Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins have asked the Dallas Stars for permission to speak to the Calder Cup-winning coach of their AHL-affiliate Texas Stars. Full Story.
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