As Claude Julien watched the Devils-Canadiens game that ended the regular season in April, he knew something that virtually nobody else did: He was a candidate to coach the Devils.
Six months after Julien first spoke to Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello, he got the job, in a surprise pick yesterday that made him the 15th coach in team history.
With the Stanley Cup in sniffing distance, talk in Raleigh is turning to fireworks, parades and confetti — but not downtown.
Should the Carolina Hurricanes win the Cup, they’ll take a victory lap later around the RBC Center parking lot in a daytime celebration, the city and the Centennial Authority said Tuesday.
But Cup fever aside, that idea fell flat for some fans, who thought any celebration ought to have the Raleigh skyline as a backdrop.
“If you win the main prize, you’ve got to have the parade downtown,” Jerry Thompson, a fan in Roanoke Rapids, said in an interview. “The arena is really the runner-up venue. That’s where you have the parade if you don’t win.”
The NHL is trying to fool the public with a flawed anti-doping program, the chairman of the World Anti-Doping agency said Tuesday.
Dick Pound said league statements Monday that there were no positive tests among 1,406 administered during the season were meaningless given the loopholes in its anti-doping program.
“All we can do is keep drawing the attention of the public to its shortcomings and make sure the public understands that it’s being fooled by the NHL when it says it has a serious testing program,” Pound said.
Hey Pound, exactly how many NHL Olympians failed drug tests? One. Jose Theodore. And he blames rogaine. That’s not 1/3 either.
Selanne re-signed by Ducks
Teemu Selanne will be back with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks next season.
The Ducks signed their leading scorer to a one-year, $3.75-million US contract on Tuesday. The deal also includes some performance bonuses.