Peter Chiarelli

What we learned in the NHL over the past week of play

What we learned in the NHL over the past week of play

No coaches were fired in the first half of the season

The NHL schedule passed the halfway point on Saturday and all 31 coaches still owned the jobs they had on opening night. Some appeared to be on shaky ground in the early going but turned things around, notably Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers. Who will be the first to go? Todd McLellan of the underachieving Edmonton Oilers got the dreaded vote of confidence over the weekend from General Manager Peter Chiarelli, but it’s always easier to fire one coach than trade a bunch of under-performing players. The Montreal Canadiens’ woes have triggered calls for the head of general manager Marc Bergevin more than for...

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