NHL Roundup: John Tortorella done in Columbus, 2021-22 start date, latest rumors, and more

By Anthony Scultore
Mar 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella argues a call during the second period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: John Tortorella not expected back with Blue Jackets next season

The Columbus Blue Jackets will be looking for a new head coach next year. According to Darren Dreger, current bench boss John Tortorella is not expected back. The longtime coach of the Jackets will have his contract expire at the conclusion of the season and be looking for a new locker room.

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NHL tentative start date and more news from today

There’s a tentative date set for next season, which is great news for hockey fans. October 12th is when the NHL is planning on starting the 2021-22 season. This means that we should be seeing a return to normal scheduling since this is about a week off from the usual early October start dates.

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Latest NHL Rumors

He was considered at one point the #1 trade deadline target. Then the Nashville Predators started winning and GM David Poile essentially pulled him off the table with his astronomically high asking price. In the end, Mattias Ekholm is right where he wanted to be.

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Blackhawks still in playoff fight and Golden Knights first team to clinch berth

The Chicago Blackhawks are fighting to stay alive in the playoff race in the Central Division. They took on the Nashville Predators who currently hold the last spot with the Dallas Stars nipping at their heels. A loss by the Hawks would’ve made it near impossible to stay in the thick of it with just nine games remaining. Last night, they came up big.

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