The Jamie Kompon appreciation thread (Signed With Chicago Blackhawks)
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07-18-2012, 01:42 PM
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Trying to think of how many potential coaching candidates fit the bill as Sutter described:
A) Hands-on coach
B) Good communicator
C) Younger guy who isn't "over the hill"
D) Coaching experience
E) Familiar with Western Conference
One name that comes to mind and someone I have really pushed to see behind the Kings bench is Rick Tocchet. He fits the description of what Sutter is seeking. He turned the Tampa Bay franchise around before Guy Boucher took over, turning a team that had 66 points in the previous season to 80 points (and a 15 win improvement), he's not an "over the hill" coach, he has previous coaching experience in Tampa Bay and served as an assistant in Phoenix and Colorado, which would make him quite familiar with the Western Conference and the rest of the league.
Best yet! Another Philly guy!!!
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