Panthers can’t rely on comebacks, Huberdeau, coach say

Andrew Brunette said he loves the way Jonathan Huberdeau is playing these days. Too bad he doesn’t feel the same way about his team as a whole. The Florida Panthers coach watched the 28-year-old forward cap off a five-point performance (two goals, three assists) with a goal at 2:47 of overtime in a wild 7-6 … Read more

McLellan reflects on philosophy en route to 1,000 games as NHL coach

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Todd McLellan will coach his 1,000th NHL regular-season game when the Los Angeles Kings host the Seattle Kraken on Monday (10:30 pm ET; BSW, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). A friend recently reminded the Kings coach after exchanging text messages: That number does not reflect the time and energy it took to … Read more

NHL On Tap: Boudreau returns to Minnesota as Canucks coach

Boudreau returns to Minnesota Bruce Boudreau returns to Minnesota for the first time as coach of the Vancouver Canucks since he was fired by the Minnesota Wild and replaced by Dean Evason on Feb. 14, 2020 (8 pm ET; BSN, BSWIX, SNP, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The Canucks (31-26-8) are 23-11-6 since hiring Boudreau on Dec. … Read more

Blackhawks coach says he hopes Kane is not traded before Deadline

Derek King said he was surprised Brandon Hagel was traded Friday, and the Chicago Blackhawks coach hopes others, including Patrick Kanearen’t among those dealt prior to the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday at 3 pm ET. “I remember we talked about it, whether it was about a month ago or a few weeks ago that … Read more

Doc Sadler leaves Nebraska basketball after NU eliminates his position | Men’s Basketball

LINCOLN — Nebraska men’s basketball announced on Friday that Doc Sadler, who’d spent the past three seasons working for coach Fred Hoiberg, was leaving after a program restructuring eliminated his position. After two seasons as a full-time assistant for NU, Sadler became a special assistant to the coach in 2021-22. He made $320,000 per year … Read more

Morro Bay football coach leaving for new job in LA area

Morro Bay’s head football coach — who led the team to a CIF-Central Section Division 6 title last season and a state final runner-up — is leaving for a new job. Jake Goossen-Brown, who was hired in 2019, is leaving to become the new offensive coordinator at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, his … Read more

Trophy Tracker: Jack Adams | NHL.com

To mark the three-quarters point in the season, NHL.com is running its fourth installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the top coach in the NHL as selected in a vote by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association. Darryl Sutter wasted no … Read more

Altman? English? Golden? Mizzou coaching search gets started with options galore | Mizzou Sports News

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Before we get to who could be next at Missouri, let’s recap where things stand across the Southeastern Conference: The Bulldogs made the first move in the SEC and nabbed White before his seat could get too hot to stay in Florida. Shrewd move for White. Impressive but not overwhelmingly impressive hire … Read more

BenFred: After college basketball changed beneath Martin’s feet, Mizzou should prioritize modern in win-bigger move | Ben Frederickson

Five years ago, I was headed to cover Cardinals spring training when I looked down at my phone to see a missed call from a coach I’m proud to call a friend. Cuonzo Martin was coming to Mizzou. The self-made Purdue star from East St. Louis was returning to help pull Mizzou basketball out of … Read more

Chatelain: The fascinating challenge of Nebraska’s offensive overhaul | Football

LINCOLN — How do you build a playbook on the fly? How does a strong-willed head coach compromise his philosophy with a 64-year-old offensive coordinator? How do five assistants who worked in five places a year ago — Pittsburgh, Nebraska, LSU, TCU and the Chicago Bears — form a cohesive identity? Nebraska’s offensive reconstruction this … Read more