Nothing like bringing a Stanley Cup champion back down to earth.
When Brian MacLellan was elevated from assistant general manager to senior vice president and general manager of the Capitals, he knew he needed to hire someone to replace himself.
When Marty Biron was a young goaltender coming up through the Buffalo Sabres’ farm system, he needed someone to understand him.
With the Stanley Cup Finals complete, the NHL’s compliance buyout window will officially open on Monday and run through June 30.
News and notes as the city of Los Angeles celebrates the Kings’ second Stanley Cup in three years following Friday night’s dramatic 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in double overtime: