• Moving on from D.J. Smith is Senators' only hope of saving season

    13 days ago - By TheScore

    NHL head coaches have a short shelf life. Sometimes when the message becomes stale, it's time for a fresh voice with new ideas and motivation tactics. It doesn't necessarily mean the coach isn't good at his craft. Sometimes it's just time for a change. The Ottawa Senators have reached this point with D.J. Smith. Smith, hired by the Sens in May 2019, is the league's seventh-longest-tenured head coach. Between the six coaches ahead of him, four (Jon Cooper, Mike Sullivan, Jared Bednar, Craig Berube) have won Stanley Cups, one won the Jack Adams Award, and the other has a long track record of...
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