News and Rumors: Montgomery Fired, Scouting OTT-BOS and COL-CGY, Stars, and Maple Leafs
The Dallas Stars have fired head coach Jim Montgomery.
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The Dallas Stars fire head coach Jim Montgomery

Sean Shapiro: “The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization. This decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”

Dan Rosen: Stars GM Nill said that their investigation into the act began on Sunday and that it was a total surprise.

Sean Shapiro: The Stars players said that they haven’t been told what happened with Montgomery.

Kevin Weekes: “As per what I’m told ; @DallasStars coaching change is unrelated to any current or former players being mistreated. With over 2000 games behind @NHL benches – Rick Bowness takes over as their HC.”

Scouting the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins

Murray Pam: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Senators-Bruins game: Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Winnipeg Jets.

Scouting the Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames

AJ Haefele: The Detroit Red Wings had three scouts listed to attend last night’s Avalanche-Flames game.

Stars unlikely landing spot for Hall

Mike Heika: On the idea of the Dallas Stars acquiring Taylor Hall: There is no trade that I can see that will bring Taylor Hall to Dallas. “There, I might regret saying that, but just so you know how I feel.”

Do the Leafs regret pushing Lamoriello out?

Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: wonders if the Toronto Maple Leafs pushed Lou Lamoriello out too early even though that appeared to Brendan Shanahan’s plan from the start.

How different would the contacts for William Nylander, Auston Matthews, and Mitch Marner look? Lamoriello knows goalies and would there have been money left for a good backup?