Hockey News: Jets Fire Noel; Mid-Season Draft Rankings

Claude Noel wasn’t able to get results out of a mediocre line-up with sub-par goaltending in a tough Western Conference, so he was fired. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

Twitter reacted accordingly. [CBC]

The Jets worked quickly, bringing in former Leafs and Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice. [National Post]

Speaking of the Leafs, should Randy Carlyle be on the hot seat? [The Hockey Stuff]

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The Maple Leafs have been struggling under Randy Carlyle lately (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Forward Samuel Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs tops the mid-season draft rankings. The Oilers should stay in 29th place then, because they really need a defenseman. [Sports Talk Florida]

Meanwhile, Kevin Lowe has garnered much of the blame for what’s gone wrong in Edmonton. [Edmonton Journal]

Must see: Ryan Miller continues to make a case to be the starter in Sochi with this amazing stick save. [Eye on Hockey]

All the snubbed Olympic hopefuls have a close-watch on Ryan Getzlaf’s injury status. [Globe and Mail]

Even without Getzlaf, the Ducks continue to soar. [Vancouver Sun]

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Bryan Bickell joins the long list of players who had one good playoff performance and convinced everyone it was for real. [Fansided]

The Ottawa Senators have extended the contract of GM Bryan Murray through 2016. [Digital Journal]

The Penguins actually can’t go more than a couple games without someone getting injured. [Trib Live]

Part one of Should the Pens trade Kris Letang. [Pittsburgh Magazine]

And finally, Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar scores a goal in honor of his recently deceased father. [Yahoo Sports]