News From The World of Hockey: May 15, 2008

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IMay 14, 2008

Dallas Stars avoid the sweep. What will Detroit fans do with all those brooms? More importantly, can the Stars pull off another win?

Atlanta Thrashers close to finding a new coach? Or is it just another rumour on a slow day?

Chuck Kobasew re-signs for three years with the Boston Bruins. His recovery is going nicely and it’s great Boston’s sticking with him.

Craig Hartsburg as the new coach for the Ottawa Senators?  Wonder how long the new coach will last this time?

Pat Burns to coach the San Jose Sharks? I’d love to see him back behind the bench, but are the Sharks the right fit?

Cam Neely helping the community. No surprise there, but it’s good to see current and former players making a difference.

Canada reaches the semifinals at World Championships. As if that was a surprise?

Scott Mellanby joins the Vancouver Canucks in the front office. Hopefully he’ll do better there than on Hockey Night in Canada. At least in Vancouver the only people he’ll put to sleep is his own staff.

Oilers sign goaltender Bryan Pitton to a NHL entry level contract. Another goalie? Is that really their top priority?

Wade Redden still hasn’t received an offer from the Ottawa Senators. Wonder who will be bidding for his services? And what are Ottawa’s plans for replacing him?

Ales Hemsky’s goal on January 13 against the Flames was voted play of the year by NHL fans. You can watch the goal here.

The Avalanche signed forward T.J. Galiardi.

Craig Leopold says he’s not worried about Risebrough going anywhere. Hopefully he can convince Risebrough to make real improvements, but it’s not likely. Hey Risebrough, it’s ok to spend and trade. Really.

Todd McLellan as Colorado’s next head coach? Didn’t Detroit just beat Colorado?

Jordan Staal played in Game 2 despite grandfather’s death. Our condolences to the Staals.