Good for Arniel, he deserved a shot. He's a good coach. Could do well in Columbus.
Time to scour the CHL ranks for a new Moose coach. No big deal, AHL is a development league for players and coaches alike. Good to see Arniel get a chance, there are lots of coaches waiting in the wings.
Early in the season I wanted Arniel (or one of a few others) to replace Maurice here in Carolina. This could be a great hire for the Jackets and is definitely a few steps ahead of the antiquated techniques and system of Hitch.
Don't the Canucks get compensation since Arniel was under contract with the Canucks for another two (confirm anyone?) years?
No, it is no longer permitted by the NHL. That was changed a few years back.
Once a club gives permission to speak to a coach under contract that is the extent of it. Permission (or a clause in the coach's contract allowing him to pursue other jobs) is required to get around the tampering by-law which applies to coaches, GMs and scouts under contract to a member club (including minor league affiliates).
In the past the Canucks paid for a second round pick to sign Marc Crawford and when Carlyle was signed by the Ducks from Manitoba it cost Anaheim a third (conditional second) round draft pick going to Vancouver. Those days are over.
I enjoyed seeing him as our coach, amazing coach, especially to Cory Schneider, made underdogs good such as Desbien, Rosa, Jaffray, Moran, Edler, Hansen and Such. Also lead the Moose to the Calder Cup finals last year. But great fit for Columbus, sad to see him go but good for him.
I know Thomas Steen wanted to be head coach of the Moose, that was a rumor I heard, other than that I don't know who will replace him.