I just checked Andy Strickland's Twitter and he had this,
Blues coach Davis Payne is contractually obligated to return to Peoria as Head Coach if the team elects to not retain him in St. Louis
Now my question is, if they decide not to resign him which its unknown at this time, and the blues want to keep Wammy down there, they would have to just outright fire Davis right? If they do fire him then what was the point in bringing him up and letting him coach the Blues and then letting Wammy coach Peoria? But if he isn't resigned to coach the Blues and is sent back down to Peoria, where would Wammy go? Back to the Blues or stay in Peora?
To me it makes no sense to even made those two moves if they didn't want to keep Davis as the head coach, would seem like a waste of time..
Obviously when they made the move they hoped that Payne would work out and so far it seems like he has and will likely be brought back as HC of the Blues. They didn't know for sure he would work out nor did they know how well Wammer would do of HC of the Rivs. I expect Payne to be re-signed as HC of the Blues but in the event he isn't, he would likely return to Peoria as HC with Wammer returning to STL as Asst. Coach/goalie coach. No need getting ahead of ourselves and overthinking things though.
Payne should be the Blues coach next year. He has done a great job. I also think Wamsley will be back on the Blues bench as an assistant. Peoria should have a new coach next year.
My thoughts exactly. If Wammer is the coach down there next year then we are in trouble. Never been too impressed with him as a coach except with the goalies. He doesn't seem like a good guy to work with the kids.