Monday, May 3, 2010

Peterson off the board

According to Puck Rakers, Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson never asked the Predators to talk to Brent Peterson. Hence, his name and face no longer grace the left-hand column. Brutal business, this coaching search...

It seems like Howson wants to go young, and minor league, in his new coach. (Scott Arniel already has had an interview, for what it's worth.) With Peterson never in contention, it makes me wonder if the rumored Paul MacLean candidacy is real as well.  MacLean is an assistant for the Red Wings and his only minor league coaching experience is with the old UHL's Quad City Mallards.  The United Hockey League hasn't even been around since 2007.

It also brings up how serious a candidate Claude Noel is against the young/minor league model of an Arniel or Dineen.  Luckily for Claude, he has the demonstrated track record of working with the CBJ youngsters and actually getting somewhere with them.

Let the parlor game continue...

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