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TSN says Lindy to get Team Canada gig

By Mike Harrington

There's no official word yet from Hockey Canada but it looks like Lindy Ruff will be coming out of the unemployment ranks for a few weeks this spring.

According to TSN, Ruff is going to be named head coach of Team Canada for the IIHF World Championships May 3-19 in Sweden and Finland. Ruff also coached Team Canada in 2009 and won a silver medal, and was an assistant to Mike Babcock at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics on the gold-medal club.

While heading to Zurich, Switzerland, in '09, Ruff spent long hours on the plane trying to connect to Derek Roy. The former Sabres center credited the trip with his renewed relationship to the coach and his improved play the next two years but, of course, the relationship fell apart by the end of last season and Roy was dealt to Dallas.

Canada finished fifth in the Worlds last season.

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Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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