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When Hockey Canada needed a coach for its womens hockey team less than two months before the Sochi Olympics, Kevin Dineen stepped up. Ryan Suter Jersey . Not long after he won gold, the phone rang again for a job leading the under-18 mens team. "One call to him at the under-18 level, he just said yes right away," Hockey Canadas Scott Salmond said. On Monday, Dineen began the next chapter of his coaching career as he was named as an assistant on Joel Quennevilles staff with the Chicago Blackhawks. "He doesnt care if hes coaching women or men or kids or what it is. Hes a coach, and thats what he loves to do," Salmond said in a phone interview. "To me, great coaches like challenges and they want to coach, they want to be busy, they want to work and Kevins a great example of that. It wasnt a surprise to me that someone in an organization like Chicago would recognize that and his value and what hell bring there." The Toronto native will return to the NHL less than a year after being fired as head coach of the Florida Panthers, armed with plenty of international experience. Salmond, Hockey Canadas senior director of hockey operations and national teams, enjoyed how much energy and passion Dineen put into his work with the national womens and under-18 mens teams, even though he had no previous connection to either. "I think that the players realized right away that he cares," Salmond said. "He really cares about them. And one thing he talked about with the under-18s the whole time was just trying to make them better and trying to have them leave with something. And yeah we wanted to have team success, but if they could gain something from the experience, then that was great." From those experiences, Salmond expects Dineen to be an even stronger coach as he returns to dealing with professionals with the Blackhawks. "I know he spent a lot of time one-on-one both with the women and the men and communicating with them and sharing ideas and having them buy in and share their ideas as well," Salmond said. "The communication side, I think, is huge. Good coaches have that, and certainly its a strength for him." Dineen conceded in Sochi that he was learning on the fly how to communicate differently with women than he did men in previous jobs, joking that he wasnt using the F-word nearly as much. He was not made available by the Blackhawks, who have a policy of not allowing assistant coaches to speak to reporters. Dineen wrote on Twitter that he was "excited about the opportunity to work with this group of people. World class players and organization." The 50-year-old replaces Jamie Kompon, who became general manager and coach of the WHLs Portland Winterhawks, filling the void left by Mike Johnston when he took the head-coaching job in Pittsburgh. "I am thrilled to join Joel Quenneville, a future hall of fame coach, and (assistant) Mike Kitchen, as we strive to reach the ultimate goal in professional hockey," Dineen said in a statement released by the Blackhawks. "The measure of success is very high in Chicago. I look forward to supporting the coaching staff and working with some of the best players in the National Hockey League." During his playing days, Dineen spent time as a linemate of Quennevilles with the Hartford Whalers. In total he played 1,188 NHL games, finishing with 355 goals and 405 assists. "Kevin brings proven leadership qualities, having served as an alternate captain and captain for several of his teams during his 19-year NHL career," Chicago general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. "He will bring another well respected voice to our coaching staff and we look forward to his contributions to our team." Dineen represented Canada in international competition six times as a player, including the 1984 Olympics and 1987 Canada Cup. He only added to his international resume with his most recent international coaching jobs, and Salmond called Dineen "a great friend to Hockey Canada." Salmond credited Dineen for changing "a bit of the culture" with the womens team after taking over for Dan Church, who resigned in December, and capturing the nations attention with the gold-medal run. With the under-18 mens team, which won a bronze medal, Salmond said Dineen did a fantastic job by helping Canada play to a level it hadnt reached in recent years. "I think we are very grateful for what he was able to bring," Salmond said. "Hes obviously a professional, a former professional player and I think he brings that kind of mentality to coaching. He was great for our program, kind of gave us another perspective and helped us with some things both on the womens side and on the mens side that hell leave behind." Dineen coached the AHLs Portland Pirates for six years before taking over the Panthers. Florida made the playoffs in one of his two full seasons behind the bench, and Dineen was fired 16 games into 2013-14. Chris Stewart Jersey . "It feels good, Ive never had one before, not even in College," Hagelin said after the Rangers outgunned the Jets 4-2, behind some solid goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist following a pretty wide open first period. Gustav Olofsson Jersey . On Tuesday, the star questioned whether that was still the case. Speaking to reporters at a charity event, Johnson said: "I just kind of wonder sometimes: Is this still the place for me?" Johnsons comments came after he was asked why he recently skipped a voluntary minicamp.Adam Hadwin continued his great play this season by notching his second victory of the year on the Web.Com Tour with a two-shot win at the Chiquita Classic, one of four events on the circuits season-ending Finals. The victory earned the B.C. golfer $180,000 (U.S.) pushing his season winnings to just shy of $500,000. “It was just an awesome week,” Hadwin said moments after hoisting the trophy. “I just felt in control all week. I stayed aggressive and made some putts.” Hadwin, 26, has already locked up a spot on next years PGA Tour by virtue of finishing fourth on the tours regular season money list, but there is still more to play for. The win pushed him to second on the money list and one out of the coveted No. 1 spot of the projected priority standings for the Finals – the combination of money from the regular season and the four-tournament Finals. If he were to finish there, hed earn a full exemption on the PGA Tour next year – meaning hed avoid any reshuffles – as well as a spot in the field at The Players. “At the start of the Finals, it certainly wasnt something I was thinking about,” said Hadwin of the possibility of finishing first. “But this puts me in good position now. “Still, Im going to go into next week and try not to focus on that. Im going to do the same thing I did this week and just give myself some chances for birdies.” Hadwin came into the Finals without too much pressure, knowing he was going to the PGA Tour next season regardless of how he played. That freed him up to play some rrelaxed golf. Devan Dubnyk Jersey. “I had a good priority ranking already,” he said. “I was really just out there enjoying myself. And you wonder what comes first? Do you play well because youre having fun or are you having fun because youre playing well?” Hadwin had just five bogeys over the four rounds and equaled his best score on the Web.Com tour with a 63 on Thursday. That round included a personal-best six consecutive birdies. “That was just an unbelievable start,” Hadwin reflected. “I made everything I looked at, just went crazy.” On Sunday, Hadwin birdied the first two holes, added another at the sixth before a bogey on the eighth. Back-nine birdies on 11 and 16 pushed him to 18 under par and he finished the day with two pars to earn the victory. He admitted that there were some nerves on the day as he battled for his second victory. But he was happy to keep them in check as he came to the final holes. “I knew the nerves were coming,” he stated. “Its just part of it but I really felt comfortable out there and in control. I was really proud of how I handled the nerves. I never hit a nervous shot.” Its been a sensational year for Hadwin, who is finishing his third full season on the Web.Com Tour. He jumped out of the gate and has never been out of the top 10 on the money list. He had no idea of how he was planning to celebrate the latest victory. He was headed to Louisville for a team fund raiser for his alma matter on Monday and then off to Columbus for the third leg of the Finals. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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