Brasher Falls native Derek Lalonde said he has not had much sleep since the Stanley Cup playoffs began and his sleepless nights continued this week leading up to becoming the new head coach of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings.

Lalonde, who was an assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning the last four years, saw his time there end on Sunday night when the Colorado Avalanche won the series in six games.

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Have been with the WDT since the last week of December in 1993. Cover Clarkson and SLU men's and women's hockey, as well as other sports at those schools and SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton. Also cover Northern Athletic Conference high school sports

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