Oh, gotcha.He's one of my favorite NHL coaches not named Ken Hitchcock and Darryl Sutter (yea, I know he's since stepped down). Pat Burns is another guy I really respected; I don't see him coming to the Flyers when the Devils would welcome him back with open arms.
God I hate John Stevens the NHL coach.
Ok cool. I'm not sure what Mac-T's contract situation is (didn't he get an extension after the cup finals run?). I would welcome him here because as I said, he instills that work ethic that I believe has been missing here for a while. Hitch was a good systems coach, Stevens is a pawn as far as I'm concerned, but no one is getting these guys to sacrifice and work until their legs fall off. That's what I want to see. It's my biggest reason for wanting Brent Sutter. I think Mac-T is capable of that as well.
Other than him, there aren't many (if any) coaches I would really want here next year that are currently employed (since you've now shifted my focus ).
It seems as though Stevens will be around next year and I get the feeling someone will grab Burns in the meantime.
Not after he misled the Flyers on his last go-around there.
Snider was reportedly livid over how Quinn and the Kings covered up Quinn's new contract to get additional money out of the Flyers. This came out during the Quinngate investigation and court case on his playing the Kings while signing on with the Canucks at mid season.
There was good reason at the time why Quinn was suspended for life from the NHL for conduct detrimental to the NHL by Zeigler.
Quinn has the ethics of a lizard... and that is being unkind to lizards.
If Detroit blows out in the playoffs again, I could see Mike Babcock being a possibility. I can't imagine that the Red Wings wouldn't have any heads roll if they got bounced like they did last year.
The Wings will go as far in the play-offs as Hasek can carry them.
However as they are Western Conference team with the attendant travel problems and the post-season is rife with back-to-back games, it will be interesting to see how Hasek holds up. His last few seasons would not be cause for great optimism.