Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sunrise, Fla., sounds sweet for ex-Fronts coach

From this perspective, it's always good to keep tabs on escapees from Kingston Pen former Frontenacs coaches who end up in a better place.

Jimmy Hulton will be an assistant coach for Peter DeBoer with the NHL's Florida Panthers. South Florida hockey scribe Brian Biggane noted DeBoer should turn the Panthers into "an up-tempo, attacking style of (team)," which is the kind of hockey Hulton had the Frontenacs playing in '05-06 before he was made the Fall Guy after yet another first-round playoff loss.

Meantime, do the Frontenacs have a coach yet, or are they waiting until people have to renew their season tickets before they confirm his Royal Mavness will be permanent interim coach? If that's what they want, fine, but why delay telling the people whose taxes helped pay for the K-Rock Centre?


Tyler King said...

Season ticket sales. Seriously. If they announce it, sales will drop.

I was going to do a post on this in the morning and totally forgot. I even had a snippy one-liner thought up:

"When Hulton was fired, it was to find a coach that would take the Fronts "to the next level." Seems it wasn't the coach that was preventing them from getting there."

Or something like that. You probably would've done better, you esoteric literati.

sager said...

Dave Barr has quit as coach of the Guelph Storm to go become an assistant coach in the NHL with the Avalanche.

That's at least two vacancies in the OHL (did Peterborough get around to hiring). Fellow former Fronts coach Greg Bignell's chances of moving up, at least mathematically, have doubled.

Jordie Dwyer said...

Just another CHL coaching note to pass along...
Today, Curtis Hunt resigned his head coaching spot with the Regina Pats to be a part of the Sens coaching staff with good buddy Craig Hartsburg.

sager said...

DeBoer has also bought into the Oshawa Generals, so that franchise might have brighter days ahead in the OHL's Leastern Conference.