How Stu Barnes went from Stars assistant to one of Seattle hockey’s first scouts

How Stu Barnes went from Stars assistant to one of Seattle hockey’s first scouts

The former Dallas assistant coach has watched each Stars home game this season and makes frequent trips to watch AHL games in Cedar Park as a scout for the NHL’s 32nd franchise in Seattle. Barnes isn’t filing reports on trade targets or worrying about how the Stars or Coyotes will match up with his team. This is a long-game gig as Seattle starts to build intel for the 2021 NHL expansion draft.

Exclusive: Former Wild coach Bruce Boudreau opens up about his firing

Exclusive: Former Wild coach Bruce Boudreau opens up about his firing

Bruce Boudreau went out in public for the first time Sunday afternoon. Two days after losing his job with the Wild, after sequestering himself inside his Woodbury house for 51 hours, Boudreau walked into the private Tamarack Room at Dellwood Country Club with his wife of nearly 25 years, Crystal, to sit down with The Athletic for his first interview since the blindsiding news was delivered to him Friday morning.

Avalanche Players Rave About Jared Bednar

Avalanche Players Rave About Jared Bednar

What a difference three years makes. Turn back the calendar to the end of the 2016-17 season. To say things in Colorado were not good wouldn’t give justice to just how bad things were.