When we add rows to this chart this late in the summer, it’s usually because someone got a nice promotion (or at least the guy getting whacked actually got whacked earlier). The Yzerman/BriseBois regime in Tampa Bay changed that up today:
|SYR*||Ross Yates (4/12)||Mark Holick (5/21)|
|HOU||Kevin Constantine (4/15)||Mike Yeo (6/16)|
|PEO||Rick Wamsley (5/6)||Jared Bednar (6/15)|
|ROC||Benoit Groulx (5/31)||—|
|MTB||Scott Arniel (6/8, CLB head coach)||Claude Noel (6/21)|
|HAM||Guy Boucher (6/10, TB head coach)||Randy Cunneyworth (7/20)|
|LOW/ALB||John MacLean (6/17, NJ head coach)||—|
|BIN||Don Nachbaur (6/22)||—|
|OKC||—||Todd Nelson (7/15)|
|NOR||Jim Johnson (7/23)||—|
*-Syracuse’s new coach was hired by Anaheim. Springfield’s new coach will be hired by Columbus and will be added to the list if it isn’t Rob Daum. Jeff Daniels moves with the franchise from Albany to Charlotte.
So Norfolk will have its fifth coach in a year (though two of those were Johnson, and the one in the middle really wasn’t officially…. yeah, that joke fails. Never mind.)
The Rangers parted ways with longtime European scout Christer Rockstrom, Steve Zipay reports.
We’ll skip the link, but Down Goes Brown twitter-linked to a complete rip-off of his Chris Pronger piece from the playoffs. Cut-and-pasted to another site with a credit line on top. Atrocious.