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John Shannon of Sportsnet with a list of hockey people he feels are candidates for either a coaching or GM position in the NHL.

Brendan Shanahan – I know, I know, he already has a big job.  But I suspect Shanahan will be approached to run a hockey operations department at some point.  The former star player is smooth and ambitious. He has created a very high profile, and has strong fan recognition.  No one can argue about his hockey acumen and he will be given a chance to be a general manager, sooner than later.

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Tom Renney – The two-time head coach in Vancouver and Edmonton has found himself beside Mike Babcock in Detroit.  More than anything, this season is a good refresher course for a coach that still has great ability.  In fact, some view the return to an assistant’s job (particularly beside Babcock) as going back to school to get a masters degree. The Edmonton experience was not a fair evaluation of Tom’s talent as a coach, and he probably deserves a chance with a mature line-up and better goaltending.

Interesting.  Think Nill will poach Renney from the Wings if DAL fires Gulutzan?  Lindy Ruff in DAL, perhaps?  If Renney goes, Wings need to find yet another former NHL coach who can coach the special teams.

Also, Renney’s an Associate Coach (per his official title when he was hired by the Wings in July of last year), not an Assistant Coach like Bill Peters.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 04/28/13 at 05:24 PM ET

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