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GLENDALE, ARIZONA—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today the Coyotes have signed Jim Playfair to a multi-year contract to serve as the team’s associate coach. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jim to the Coyotes organization,” said Maloney. “Jim is a tremendous coach with a wealth of experience and I am confident that he will be a great addition to our coaching staff.”
Prior to joining the Coyotes, Playfair spent the last 11 seasons in the Calgary Flames organization as a coach. From 2009-2011, he was an associate coach for the Flames after serving as head coach during the 2006-07 season. In his only season as an NHL Head Coach, Playfair led the Flames to an impressive 43-29-10 record and 96 points in the Northwest Division. Prior to that, he was as an assistant coach for three seasons beginning on January 3, 2003.
“Jim is an excellent coach and we are thrilled to have him join our staff,” said Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett. “He has great communication skills and we are confident that he will be able to contribute in many areas.”
from the CP at the Record,
Abbotsford Heat coach Jim Playfair is paying for his meltdown during a game over the weekend.
An American Hockey League spokesman says that Playfair has been fined an undisclosed amount after breaking two sticks and ripping off his jacket in protest of a call by referee Jamie Koharski.
Playfair was upset after Abbotsford’s J.D. Watt was given a five-minute charging penalty and game misconduct for running into Hamilton Bulldogs goalie Cedrick Desjardins on Saturday night.
The coach stood on the bench and smashed two sticks over the boards, throwing the remaining pieces on the ice.
Read on if you missed the video earlier of the incident…
Jim Playfari, coach of the Abbtsford Heat, takes out his frustrations on the ref. Scroll to the 3:30 mark for the action…
from Scott Burnside at ESPN,
When GM Darryl Sutter deposed Jim Playfair as coach after one season and installed Iron Mike, the thinking was that the Flames had to get back to the hard-nosed play that saw them advance to the 2004 Stanley Cup finals. Sutter, whose relationship with Keenan extends back to their shared days in Chicago, believed the old task master was just the man to do the job.
Now, with the team in a free fall, there are questions about its preparation, focus, drive, energy and desire. Those are all of the things, the intangibles, Keenan was supposed to bring to the table. Those are coaching issues.