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Report- Derek Lalonde Interviewed With The Wings On Tuesday

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach Derek Lalonde was in Detroit Tuesday to interview for the vacant head coaching job, according NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes....

Joe Smith of the Athletic profiled Lalonde after he temporarily became Lightning head coach. Cooper was in COVID-19 protocol.

Lalonde a Colorful Character
The gifted writer said Lalonde possesses an outgoing personality and self-deprecating humor that helps him connect to player. He often starts speeches with a joke. His fashion faux pas are legendary. Mismatched socks. Tie-shirt coordination that doesn’t work. Old man shoes. He often faces ribbing about his wardrobe.

“Lalonde can take it,” Smith writes, “as the short-and-stocky, bald coach notes his resemblance to Uncle Fester from “The Addams Family.” He’ll tell players that he was a Division III goalie back in the day, but he’s still got issues skating crossing over to his left.”

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Posted by pnwwing on 06/29/22 at 06:11 PM ET

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Wait for it….

Posted by pnwwing on 06/29/22 at 06:14 PM ET

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Just an interview.  Nothing concrete.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/29/22 at 08:56 PM ET

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Weekes thinks we may be getting both Lalonde and Halpern.

He tweeted that Blashill may be a good fit in TB, if both AC’s leave for Detroit.

 

Posted by Matt_in_MI on 06/30/22 at 07:07 AM ET

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I think it most likely we’ll see one of these two behind the Detroit bench next year, but interviews aren’t hires, and you want to interview all likely candidates even if you end up going with someone you talked with early in the process (especially if they’re not someone that’d traditionally be recruited by one of your rivals).

Let’s see.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 06/30/22 at 08:01 AM ET

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The only thing for certain is that Steve wanted to interview them.before making a decision. He may already have someone in mind but is just covering his bases by speaking to the TB guys.

Posted by ChillDistiller from Michigan on 06/30/22 at 08:41 AM ET

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Hopefully when it comes to bald, former goalies, and former ferris state asst. coaches, Lalonde > Blashill.

 

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