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07-28-2010, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by InglewoodJack View Post
Good for Weber! Honestly, he's the Halak of coaches. Underdog who dominated beer leagues, the IHL, ECHL, and now he's got a potent roster with Rochester. One day, he will be in the NHL, and that day is soon.
He's not that much of an underdog. He's very young, got an impressive pro record and has a few degrees. Easily one of the better candidates for an AHL coaching job. Now that he's in the AHL he can enter discussion for NHL jobs more easily. A lot of good NHL coaches took the same path as Weber:

Former ECHL coaches working as head coaches in the NHL are Bruce Boudreau of the Washington Capitals and Scott Gordon of the New York Islanders while former ECHL player Dan Bylsma is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Boudreau, who coached Mississippi for three seasons winning the Kelly Cup championship in 1999, was named NHL Coach of the Year in 2007-08 becoming the first former ECHL coach to receive the award. Peter Laviolette, who began his coaching career with the Wheeling Nailers, led Carolina Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup in 2006.

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