Dickie Dunn wrote:Second choice assistant to go with the third choice head coach who was forced to bring on an assistant who was hired by ownership before he was. Disasterous.
Second choice? This was Johnston's hiring. Of course he's going to ask Greene to come on board as he's worked with him the past 6 years, is it the Penguins fault that he felt he could further his chances as a head coach by head coaching in the AHL? He was hired by Utica this off season and hadn't even coached a game yet. You think he should have spurned them and left them for this position?
You can blast the Pens organization all you want for the head coaching fiasco, but this hiring isn't even in the same ballpark.
That being said, I'm really looking forward to see what Johnston, Tocchet, and Agnew can do for this team. I can't wait to see a new brand of hockey on the ice, one that might actually start with a plan in place for certain teams, adjustments, matchups, and accountability.