I know every thread is full of HCDB, but really, so it should be. We need accountability, and that begins with the coaching staff.
However, this thread isn't about whether or not we should retain HCDB. Let's assume, for now, that there will be a coaching change.
(As a side note, go to pittsburghpenguins.com, it has a huge title: a great day for hockey, a photo and under it isi text: Pens season ends in game 4 loss. I find it amusing they call this a great day for hockey...)
Who is your favorite for the job?
I wish that the entire coaching staff is sent packing, except for strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar.
My favorites for the job are Lindy Ruff and John Hynes. In fact, I would like to see Ruff as a head coach, with Hynes as an assistant coach.
Since Ruff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindy_Ruff
) is well known, I'll post some background on Hynes.
Unlike our other AHL coaches since Therrien, Hynes isn't a country club product. Besides developing talent, he has a knack for being tough, but not overdoing it. Hynes has had success everywhere and is likely to be hired somewhere else very soon.
After the 2002-03 season, Hynes spent the next six seasons as a head coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, posting an overall record of 216-113-19-9. In 2008–09, he was head coach of the U.S. Under-17 Development Team, posting a 42–17–6 record.
Hynes also led the U.S. Under-18 national team to three medals at the World Under-18 Championships, a gold in 2006, silver in 2004 and bronze in 2008. He was head coach of the U.S. national team at the 2008 World Junior championships, and was an assistant coach on the 2004 U.S. team that won a gold medal at the World Junior event.http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2012/0 ... ohn-hynes/http://penguinsreport.com/2012/05/21/jo ... te-in-nhl/