June 7, 1989
The Quebec Nordiques released goaltender Mario Gosselin. "In the past two seasons, we have given (him) the chance to become our No. 1 goaltender," General Manager Martin Madden said, "but he hasn't accomplished what we thought he would." The Nordiques finished 27-46-7 this season, last in the Adams Division. Since joining the Nordiques in February 1984, Gosselin, 25, has compiled a 79-82-12 record with a 3.67 goals-against average.
May 4, 1990 |
Pierre Page, head coach of the Minnesota North Stars, was named general manager of the Quebec Nordiques today. Page replaces Maurice Filion, who was hired on an interim basis last Feb. 2 when Martin Madden was fired. Page, a 40-year-old Quebec native who coached the North Stars for two seasons, takes over a franchise that has missed the playoffs for three consecutive years and finished with just 12 victories in 80 games last season.
December 16, 1988 |
Jean Perron, former coach of the Montreal Canadiens, today was named coach of the Quebec Nordiques. Perron, 42, who became Quebec's assistant general manager during the summer a couple of months after being fired by Montreal, replaces Ron Lapointe, who stepped down Thursday because of a kidney tumor. Lapointe, who became coach of Quebec Dec. 4, 1987, when Andre Savard was fired, had an overall record of 33-50-6. This season, Quebec is 11-20-2 and in last place in the Adams Division.
November 21, 2000 |
Hoping it's not too late to avoid missing the playoffs for the third consecutive season, the Montreal Canadiens opted for a fresh start Monday. The team with the most championships in NHL history--and currently with the 30-team league's worst record (5-13-2)--fired its coach, Alain Vigneault, and general manager, Rejean Houle. Michel Therrien takes over on the bench, and Andre Savard is the new GM.
December 16, 1988 |
Ron Lapointe, coach of the Quebec Nordiques, stepped down following Thursday night's 6-4 victory over the Canadiens at Montreal, after a tumor was discovered in his kidney earlier in the day. "It's a day I'll never forget," Lapointe said. "I got a slap in the face in the morning and a win at night. Nothing is over, that's for sure. . . . I'll be ready for the playoffs, I'm convinced of that." Pierre Beauchemin, the team doctor, said the tumor probably was cancerous.
June 23, 2011 |
Center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Western Hockey League's Red Deer Rebels is expected to be chosen first overall by Edmonton on Friday in the NHL draft, the prime talent in a group not considered likely to produce many superstars. Left wing Gabriel Landeskog of Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League is projected to go second to Colorado, with center Jonathan Huberdeau of Saint John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League projected to go third to Florida. But Swedish defenseman Adam Larsson , ranked the top European skater by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau, could crack the top three at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.