GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Coyotes senior vice president and assistant general manager Darcy Regier is leaving the team for personal reasons.
The team confirmed Regier’s departure during a game Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings.
Regier was hired by Arizona in July 2014 after 17 seasons as Buffalo Sabres general manager. He is the highest ranking of three Arizona assistant general managers, including Chris O’Hearn (hockey operations) and John Chayka (analytics).
Regier is also the general manager of the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. The Coyotes had no further comment.
On the first night back from the All-Star break, at least two playoff hopefuls (seemingly) breathed sighs of relief when it came to injuries.
(The key word is seemingly, as you never know when something ends up being a problem despite early optimism.)
As fun as things were during All-Star weekend for Jaromir Jagr, the veteran repeatedly said that he wanted to rest instead. He didn’t finish the Florida Panthers’ win against the Washington Capitals, but it sounds like Florida was just playing it safe:
#FlaPanthers Jaromir Jagr left game in third w/ a little lower body tightness…nothing serious…told could have come back if needed
The Caps generated a 38-19 shots on goal advantage, yet the Panthers broke their slump in D.C., nabbing their first road win against Washington since Dec. 9, 2010.
The bigger picture is even more impressive for Florida. They’re now on a four-game winning streak, and a brief stumble following their record run now seems an afterthought; they’re an impressive 16-3-1 in their last 20 contests.
In other words, there were times when the Capitals looked the part of a team that’s towering over the rest of the East … but the Panthers countered with an argument for why they’re comfortable atop the Atlantic Division.