Might 27, 2023, 11:43 p.m.
With the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars battling it out within the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday, most groups are already looking forward to subsequent season.
Some groups must make huge roster selections and a few nonetheless want a GM. There are additionally some groups searching for a brand new head coach.
Sportsnet’s Elliott Friedman joined Ron MacLean through the second half of the Golden Knights-Stars recreation to supply perception into the NHL teaching carousel.
Right here’s the most recent on the group’s seek for a brand new financial institution boss:
The one Canadian group in want of a brand new head coach, Friedman believes the Flames’ search can actually start now after they formally employed Craig Conroy because the group’s new basic supervisor earlier this week.
“The Flames, from what I perceive, are actually going to start out their course of now,” Friedman stated. “They’d scouting conferences final week and began reaching out to some candidates. I believe they communicated, for instance. [Peter] Laviolette, however I believe they’re getting severe now.
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Who might be different candidates exterior of Laviolette? Friedman believes the Flames will solid a really vast internet and supply reputable alternatives for each inside and outdoors candidates.
“They plan to offer formal alternatives to 3 inner candidates,” Friedman defined. “Ryan Haska, Kirk Mueller, I believe interviewed with two different groups, and two-time AHL coach of the yr Mitch Love.
However they’re additionally going out on the streets. I hear there are loads of names on the Calgary checklist.
Friedman additionally believes that most of the Flames gamers who may signal a contract extension received’t truly begin these talks till the group comes to a decision on a head coach.
The Flames fired head coach Darryl Sutter after a disappointing season through which the group missed the playoffs.
In accordance with Friedman, many on the New York Rangers consider that Laviolette might be named the following head coach, and if he’s, a choice might be made throughout the week.
“I believe lots of people are beginning to lean on Peter Laviolette,” Friedman stated. “In that case, I believe we’ll discover out this week.”
Laviolette parted methods with the Washington Capitals this offseason after three years with the membership.
The Nashville Predators nonetheless haven’t parted methods with head coach John Hynes, however Friedman believes the group has appeared elsewhere.
“I believe the Predators have talked to different potential coaches,” Friedman stated. “I believe some want to see Hines get some readability on what his future is, however I believe the Predators have appeared the opposite manner.
Hines simply completed his fourth season with the Predators and at the moment has one yr left on his contract.
After parting methods with Laviolette, Friedman believes the group has targeted on Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Spencer Carberry. However he believes there’s some competitors for his companies.
“In Washington, loads of consideration is concentrated on Spencer Carberry, who coached the American League hockey group years in the past,” Friedman stated. “I believe Carberry spoke to 4 teams this week, so I believe the state of affairs will come to a head.”
Blue Columbus Jackets
Lastly in Columbus, Friedman believes the Blue Jackets could have caught up with a reputation acquainted to many NHL followers: Patrick Roy.
“The Quebec Remparts had been actually good final night time within the Memorial Cup,” Friedman informed Maclean’s. “If there’s one group that I believe has reached out to Patrick Roy, I believe it’s most likely the Blue Jackets.”
Roy final coached within the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche for 3 seasons, from 2013-14 to 2015-16.