Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/19/13 at 08:36 AM ET
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- If you’d never watched hockey before and happened to catch the Penguins-Islanders series, you would think John Tavares, not Sidney Crosby, is the best player in hockey. After Game 2 against Ottawa, you might have changed your mind.
-The waiting game for Alain Vigneault has begun. And the same may be true with Dave Tippett.
Both men are still employed as NHL coaches. Both men are considered among the best. But Vigneault’s future with the Vancouver Canucks is in doubt and Tippett’s contract with the Phoenix Coyotes expires next month.
So the coaching openings in Colorado and Dallas, and maybe in Edmonton, are on hold awaiting moves in the marketplace. Should either Tippett or Vigneault be made available, they, along with Lindy Ruff, become the most likely hirings for teams looking for established coaches. With only two certain openings, and possibly as many as five, should Vigneault and Tippett become available, there is room for a game of coaches musical chairs here.
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