NHL News: Brent Seabrook retires, Flames fire Geoff Ward, and Canucks’ Travis Green gets vote of confidence

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Nov 16, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) waits for a face off during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks and Brent Seabrook have announced his retirement due to injury today. “I got to play with a tremendous group of players for the best organization in sports,” Seabrook said. “To be a part of the group that brought this franchise back to the top. I gave it all I had.”

NHL News: Brent Seabrook retires

For 15 season, Brent Seabrook patrolled the Hawks blue-line and defended its crease. Sadly, injuries have put an end to his tremendous career which includes three Stanley Cup Championships.

“Over a three-month period from December 2019 to February 2020, Brent underwent successful surgeries on both of his hips and his right shoulder. He has worked extremely hard to recover from those surgeries but has a long-term issue with his right hip that is preventing him from playing professional hockey. We have tried all available conservative treatments, and nothing has worked well enough for him to live life as an athlete. We support his decision to prioritize his long-term physical health.”

Blackhawks doctor Michael Terry
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Oct 12, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) reacts after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The defenseman retires at the age of 35 with 1114 regular season games and 123 playoff contests. He finishes his career with 464 points, and 661 PIM.

Good Luck Brent.

NHL News: Flames fire Geoff Ward and hire Darryl Sutter

The Flames celebrated last night’s win over the Senators by firing their head coach Geoff Ward. Going forward Calgary is calling on an oldie but goodie in Darryl Sutter to replace him.

NHL News: Travis Green gets a vote of confidence

Another struggling team, the Vancouver Canucks issued a vote of confidence for their beleaguered head coach, Travis Green.

“My feeling on Travis is, we really like him,” Benning said. “He’s done a good job with this group. He’s our coach. … Like I don’t comment on player negotiations, I’m not going to comment on coaching negotiations. But it’s something that we would like to get done moving forward.”

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