Oilers can Quinn; Niedermayer retires
Pat Quinn is out as coach of the Edmonton Oilers after finishing last in the NHL standings in his first season. Assistant coach Tom Renney has been promoted to be his replacement.
The Oilers said Tuesday that Quinn is moving into the front office as a senior adviser, making room for Renney - a former head coach of the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. Edmonton was 27-48-8 with Quinn behind the bench, 33 points below the playoff cutoff in the Western Conference.
• The Hockey Hall of Fame is no longer just for male inductees.
Cammi Granato and Angela James changed that on Tuesday when they became the first women elected to be enshrined in Toronto. Along with former NHL All-Star Dino Ciccarelli, Granato and James will go in as part of the players category during an induction ceremony in November.
Longtime Red Wings executive Jimmy Devellano and the late Daryl (Doc) Seaman - a founding owner of the Calgary Flames - were elected as builders.
• Defenseman Scott Niedermayer, who helped lead the Anaheim Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007 and was named MVP of the playoffs that year, is retiring.