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NHL News And Updates - April 15

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Jack Capuano will be back for another season with the New York Islanders. In this article on CBS Sports, it is confirmed that Capuano will be the head coach of the Islanders for at least one more season. With a record of 118-120-39 in 277 games, he could easily be blamed for the Isles not making playoffs again, but I belive that the Tavares injury may have had a lot to do with missing the post-season as well.

The Nashville Predators have announced that Barry Trotz, originally a Regina Pats player in the WHL, will not return next season as head coach. Trotz has been the only coach that the Preds have ever known in 15 years and his successor will have big shoes to fill, figuratively speaking. You can read more about it on Yahoo Sports.

Washington Capitals captain, Alex Ovechkin, has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard trophy for top goal-scorer. In spite of the win, Ovi is under fire for his third-worst plus-minus this season in the NHL (-35 rating throughout 2013-2014). You can read more about Ovi and the Caps on the Washington Post website.

As we all have heard, Brendan Shanahan has been named President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He remembered back to his playing days and the impact that his GMs have had on his career. The Toronto Sun has more on Shanahan and his new appointment in the Leafs franchise.

Lastly, in our NHL updates, Trevor Linden has been named President of the Vancouver Canucks. Most of us can appreciate and respect Linden as a player, but, as a president, I believe he will have something different to prove. The National Post has a full story.

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