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06-20-2007, 09:22 PM
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From what I've heard, these are a few of the names being considered:
Chad Johnson: Younger brother of former Stars head coach Steve Johnson. Current head coach of the Fargo team in the NAHL. Was the assistant coach for the Stars for a couple of years back in the late 90's.
Jim McGroarty: Current assistant coach of the Stars. Very familiar with the players, and with the front office and management.
Steve Miller: Current assistant coach at Denver University. I don't know much about him, and I suspect he's not one of the favorites.
Eddie Olczyk: Former NHL head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Stars website mentioned recently that a former NHL head coach applied for the position, and the rumor is that it's Olczyk. His son Eddie plays in the USHL (Sioux City).
If I had to guess, I think the top two candidates are Johnson and McGroarty. If I had to bet, I'd put my money on McGroarty.
Pretty good list. Thanks.
BTW, I wouldn't sell Miller too short. He's a pretty good assistant at DU and has a darn good eye for talent. However, I'm sure that George Gwozdecky wouldn't be thrilled at the prospect of losing another member of his coaching staff, since he lost Seth Appert to RPI last summer.
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