Montgomery is the second N.H.L. coach in recent weeks to lose his job for behavior unrelated to his team’s performance.
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Blown leads, low scoring, goaltending woes and unmet expectations led to the firing of Coach John Hynes.
Two months into the season, the departures of Don Cherry, Mike Babcock and Bill Peters shook the league.
With the No. 1 pick, a former most valuable player and high-profile free-agent acquisitions, the Devils had high expectations for this season. Instead, they sank in the standings.
A marquee free-agent signing in the off-season, Panarin is on a pace to become the team’s first 100-point scorer in 14 years.
After Hurricanes Coach Rod Brind’Amour confirmed reports that Peters had punched and kicked players, Peters apologized for having directed racial slurs at a player 10 years ago.
The National Hockey League said it was also looking into a player’s allegations that a decade ago, the coach, Bill Peters, had targeted him with racist language.
A title-starved hockey market in Toronto has created a perilous environment for N.H.L. coaches.
The N.H.L.’s method for keeping the league supplied with officials was never systematic. So it started to treat potential referees like potential draft picks.
The Canadian hockey legend on Monday will become the seventh woman to join the Hockey Hall of Fame, but she has stayed busy as a Maple Leafs executive and medical student.
Team Trans, believed to be the only entirely transgender sports squad in the United States, recently played together for the first time.
Cherry, who offered bombastic opinions on television for decades, attacked the patriotism of immigrants in what appears to be his final show.
The Isles have won 10 in a row, their longest streak in 37 years, and given stability to Derick Brassard, a former Rangers star who played for three teams last season.
The season already has its share of surprises, even if the past four weeks might not say much about how it all ends.
Quenneville, who won three championships in Chicago, was hired by the Panthers to coach them out of mediocrity.
On Saturday, the Devils’ Hughes and his older brother, Quinn Hughes of the Canucks, will meet in an N.H.L. game for the first time in their young careers.
Which rivalries are most intense? Can a team have more than one rival? What if the hatred isn’t returned? Two professors wanted answers.
Olympians and other top stars are boycotting the N.W.H.L. this season, but that has made the league more accessible for those who thought pro hockey was not an option.
The team hopes the acquisitions of Subban and Jack Hughes will make the Devils successful and relevant again.
A young Rangers team, with more players under 24 than any other club in the N.H.L., took a season-opening victory against the Winnipeg Jets.