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Ottawa Sun 23 hours ago

‘PERFECT SITUATION FOR ME’: Smith has no shortage of work as he officially begins his role with Senators

On his first full day on the job, D.J. Smith did a media tour Friday before heading to his home in Windsor with his wife Christie. Introduced as the Ottawa Senators new head coach during a press conference Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre, Smith, 42, a former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant, must now get […]
Ottawa Sun May 23, 2019

A funny thing happened on the way to the Rick Bowness interview

The Ottawa Senators had a hard time trying to hide one coaching candidate’s name from D.J. Smith, who they would eventually hire. In fact, general manager Pierre Dorion didn’t have much of a choice in the matter at all. After Smith spent time with Dorion and assistant GM Peter MacTavish at his home near Windsor last […]
Sportsnet.ca May 23, 2019
Senators hire D.J. Smith instead of Patrick Roy as new head coach

Senators hire D.J. Smith instead of Patrick Roy as new head coach

Tim and Sid discuss the Ottawa Senators hiring D.J. Smith as their new head coach. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Ottawa Sun May 23, 2019

D.J. Smith has had to pay his dues to become an NHL head coach

D.J. Smith wore a wide smile Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre. That’s no different from most days for the Ottawa Senators’ newly appointed head coach. “I’ve never seen D.J. Smith in a bad mood,” Windsor Spitfires owner and general manager Warren Rychel told this newspaper Thursday. “He’s always looking to get better every day […]
The Hockey Writers May 23, 2019

NHL News & Notes: Nelson, Senators Head Coach & More

In today’s News & Notes, Brock Nelson has signed a long-term contract extension, the Ottawa Senators have hired D.J. Smith as their new head coach and Mike Modano has been hired by the Minnesota Wild. Nelson Signs Extension The New York Islanders have signed Nelson to a six-year contract extension worth $36 million. This deal […] The post NHL News & Notes: Nelson, Senators Head Coach & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca May 23, 2019
Senators ‘a perfect fit’ for new head coach D.J. Smith

Senators ‘a perfect fit’ for new head coach D.J. Smith

Despite the off-ice drama of the past year, D.J. Smith said he didn’t hesitate to choose the Ottawa Senators, calling it the perfect fit for a new head coach. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Ottawa Sun May 23, 2019

Sens GM Pierre Dorion pleased with D.J. Smith after exhaustive search for Ottawa coach

Pierre Dorion covered a lot of miles and did a lot of talking. In the end, the Ottawa Senators general manager felt D.J. Smith was the right fit for the club in its search for a new head coach. After speaking with interim coach Marc Crawford, Belleville coach Troy Mann, Pittsburgh assistant Jacques Martin, Providence […]
Sportsnet.ca May 23, 2019
What pumped up Dorion and Senators most about D.J. Smith

What pumped up Dorion and Senators most about D.J. Smith

Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion lays out all the things that made him and the organization so pumped up about hiring D.J. Smith for the vacant head coaching gig, and why he easily checked off all the boxes. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca May 23, 2019
Senators head coach D.J. Smith addresses media for first time

Senators head coach D.J. Smith addresses media for first time

Ottawa Senators new head coach D.J. Smith gives a quick recap of his background, and discusses his excitement to become an NHL head coach in Ottawa, and his plan for the team’s new style of play. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Hockey Writers May 23, 2019

Senators Name D.J. Smith Coach, Maple Leafs Promote McFarland

On Thursday, news came down the NHL wire that the Ottawa Senators have named D.J. Smith as their new head coach. The team announced a three-year agreement with Smith, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs and working under Mike Babcock. The Senators took their time with […] The post Senators Name D.J. Smith Coach, Maple Leafs Promote McFarland appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Editor In Leaf May 23, 2019

Senators Hire Toronto Maple Leafs D.J Smith as Head Coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost an assistant coach. The Ottawa Senators have hired now former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach DJ Smith to be their new head coach. The Senators will criticized (perhaps fairly) for going with a cheap, rookie option – but we should keep in mind that the NHL constantly recycles failed […] Senators Hire Toronto Maple Leafs D.J Smith as Head Coach - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sportsnet.ca May 23, 2019
Watch Live: Senators introduce new head coach D.J. Smith

Watch Live: Senators introduce new head coach D.J. Smith

The Ottawa Senators will introduce new head coach D.J. Smith in a press conference on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT and you can watch it on sportsnet.ca. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca May 23, 2019
Why Senators hiring Leafs assistant Smith is not that surprising

Why Senators hiring Leafs assistant Smith is not that surprising

TVA Sports insider Renaud Lavoie joins the Jeff Blair Show to discuss what the Ottawa Senators are getting in hiring Maple Leafs assistant coach D.J. Smith as their next head coach. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Puck Prose May 23, 2019

Ottawa Senators: Breaking down the hiring of D.J. Smith

The Ottawa Senators have hired former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach D.J. Smith as their new head coach. What does he bring to the table? The Ottawa Senators have been looking for a new head coach since early March, when they fired Guy Boucher despite giving him a vote of confidence shortly before firing him. […] Ottawa Senators: Breaking down the hiring of D.J. Smith - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Silver Seven May 23, 2019
D.J. Smith is the New Head Coach

D.J. Smith is the New Head Coach

It’s a 3 year deal for the former Leafs assistant Well, so much about the talk that there might be a second round of interviews with the short-short list, and that we might have an announcement as early as next week. The Senators announced this morning that D.J. Smith will be the next head coach. Smith has spent the last four years in Toronto as an assistant under Mike Babcock, responsible for the defence and penalty kill according to Behind the Benches. Prior to that he was head coach for the Oshawa Generals for three years, a stint that included OHL Coach of the Year honours in 2013-14,...

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