I don't think Murray's going anywhere, maybe if they blow this 3-0 lead, who knows.
But just for the sake of conversation, any chance Tippett (one) has an out in his contract if the team gets moved from Phoenix and (two) if so do you think he'd use it? I'll even go (three) and ask: if Tippett does suddenly becomes available does Lombardi can Murray to hire Tippett?
im surprised pete deboer isnt on the list, he did a very good job in fla with no talent whatsoever. there were some growing pains moving to the nhl, but hes learned a lot. the next team that gets him will be getting a great coach imo.
The two names I've heard in here I like are Tippett and Boughner. Doubt TM gets fired, but if he does, these two names interest me. That said, I expect Tippett will stay in Phoenix/Winnipeg.
Boughner would be interesting for sure. Another name I'm interested in hearing about is Guy Carbonneau. Never agreed with him being canned by Montreal and had a record of 124-83 on a supposed low talent squad.
One guy that nobody is mentioning, which surprises me because they are good friends and have worked together before in San Jose....Darryl Sutter. Not sure if he would want to coach again, but he was very successful as a coach getting Calgary 1 win away from winning the Stanley Cup. He didn't work out as a GM but as a coach he is very good. This is assuming TM gets fired, which I highly doubt he will, especially if the Kings end up knocking out the Sharks.
One thought would be to hire Sutter as a replacement for Kompon. That way when Terry Murray is either let go or retires, you can choose between Sutter and Stevens as the next coach. Just a thought though.
Tippett is number one on my list if I had a choice and it was actually a possible option, but I doubt Lombardi fires Murray. I think we are stuck with him for better or worse.
A name mentioned here that peaked my curiosity is Keenan's, not because I think he will lead us to the promised land, but mostly because I think it would be interesting to see what he would do with this young team and to see his fire behind the bench and interesting interviews
"I think part of his game is he’s over aggressive at times, which I like. We’ll tame that. I’d rather tame a lion than paint stripes on the kitty cat." - Dean Lombardi discussing Brayden McNabb