Paul Maurice, NHL coach

Mo Not Likely To Be In Detroit’s Future

If the Detroit Red Wings are in the market for a new coach during the upcoming offseason, it doesn’t appear likely that Paul Maurice will be among those throwing their names into the hat.

A report on TSN’s Insider Trading on Tuesday claimed that Maurice isn’t in any hurry to get back behind an NHL bench and it will take something very dramatic to change his mind in that regard.

“A lot of ifs,” was how TSN’s Darren Dreger described Maurice’s mood regarding an NHL coaching comeback. “Paul Maurice is in no rush to return to the NHL.

“He is in absloutely no rush and very dependent on family. Where are his kids going to be in the months leading up to next season? If there’s a fit that makes sense for the Maurice family and the situation is right and the quality of the team. . . lots of factors being considered here. . . then Paul Maurice will consider jumping back into the National Hockey League. ”

Certainly, when it comes to quality of the team, the rebuilding Red Wings may leave Maurice wanting. However, on a more hopeful note, his wife’s family is from nearby Amherstburg, Ontario, right across the Canada-USA border from Detroit.

Of course, it must be noted that Jeff Blashill remains on the job behind the Detroit bench.

Hot Wings

Detroit defenseman Moritz Seider joined Quinn Hughes (Vancouver Canucks 2019-20) as the only NHL rookie defensemen over the past 25 years to record 40 assists. Seider is also the first NHL rookie to record 20 power-play points since Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom in 1991-92.

Cold Wings

The Red Wings surrendered two more empty-net goals during Tuesday’s 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. That brings Detroit’s total of ENG allowed to 28 – the most by any NHL team since the 1967-68 expansion.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

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Pittsburgh: Continuing their struggles of late the Pittsburgh Penguins fell 5-4 in a shootout to the New York Islanders.

Boston: Another day, another Boston Bruins defenseman goes on the shelf. This time it’s Brandon Carlo who’s hurt.

Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers will honor the memory of former team owner Ed Snider at Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers.

Washington: Did a players-only meeting help to spark the turnaround of the Washington Capitals? The Caps have won four in a row.

Florida: Claude Giroux appears to be fitting in nicely with the Florida Panthers since being acquired from the Flyers.

San Jose: The San Jose Sharks dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to the Nashville Predators and are now winless in seven games.

Montreal: The Montreal Canadiens are clearing cap space to make room for a return to action by goalie Carey Price.

Vancouver: Enjoy Vancouver Hockey Now’s Rob Simpson as he goes one-on-one with Hockey Night In Canada insider Elliotte Friedman.

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