When Steve Yzerman took over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the spring of 2010, he inherited a team that had a lot of good players, but no real direction. Now, after restructuring, they look like a contender.
Viktor Tikhonov, legendary coach of the Soviet national team that won three Olympic gold medals, has died. He was 84. He is best known in the United States for being the coach on the wrong end of the Miracle on Ice.