Boucher is an idiot with that 1-3-1. Scratch him.
Trotz is the name everyone will look at. One has to wonder if the reason he hasn't taken another job yet is he's waiting to see what happens with the Pens. Obviously, he and Shero have a background.
Here's a story
by Kevin Allen that has some names.John Stevens
. The Pens need to toughen up. Hiring an ex Flyer coach might be a step in the right direction.Jeff Blashill, Willie Desjardins
. Nope, no rookies. This team would chew them up and spit them out. ...'like teaching table manners to a shark." (look it up if you don't know where it came from)John Hynes
. Nope, has to be somebody from outside the organization. No more inbreeding.Kirk Muller.
Not impressed with what he did in Carolina.Ron Wilson
. A possibility. Toronto was better under him than they've been under Carlyle. But his shelf life might have expired.
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. Now wouldn't this be fun! These pampered whiney stars would get quite the wakeup call. But Mario would never approve, so, no.Todd Nelson.
See Blashill and Desjardins above.Kevin Dineen.
He's a possibility. The players would respect him. But he might go to Carolina.Mike Keenan.
Please, please, please please. If there's a hockey god out there, I beg you to make this happen. That would be even more fun than Torts.
Now, had Shero followed my advice and done this last year, he could have had Lindy Ruff or Alain Vigneault. But, noooooooooooo, had to give his good buddy Dan one more chance.