Winnipeg hires Claude Noel as coach
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Winnipeg introduced a new head coach and had the seventh pick in the NHL draft.
But the biggest news of the day came when the franchise formally brought back the old nickname: the Jets.
Claude Noel was hired as coach of the transplanted franchise Friday, returning to the NHL and joining a team that has missed the playoffs the last four seasons. The Atlanta Thrashers moved north across the border earlier this month.
Just before the selection of center ...
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