There are a ton of coaching retreads avail.
Marc Crawford: former canucks experience, has a run and gun style, has matured he said over the years, fiery type, mind games, love vancity.
Lindy Ruff: Hard nosed type, defensive minded without stifling offense, getting up their in NHL years.
Paul MacLean: pure offensive minded, sucks with defensive systems, developed some youth with ottawa well though.
Brad Berry: former coach of Boeser in college, superb coaching strategy, too inexperienced NHL wise.
Travis Green: Has vast experience with our current youth, has no NHL experience coaching wise, he should try being an NHL assistant for at least a couple years imo.
Gerard Gallant: the ultimate players coach, gets along well em, was let go on the road and they had to hail a cab to get home, unprofessional firing by the Panthers.
mr nice guy tho?"I told the guys the other day, I want good people on the hockey team," Gallant said. "I don't want to come here every day without being happy. It's about winning and working hard ... but you've got to be yourself, and for me, my personality is to have fun, come to the rink, work hard, make our team compete real hard and that's what I want our players to do.
"I'm an easy coach to get along with."
John Stevens: Been around LA Kings forever, defensive trained.
Kevin Dineen: Hard working coach, has been assistant coach under Quenville for a few years now, he's their offensive coach/powerplay guy now iirc.
Michel Therrien: Stubborn coach, likes the aggressive, hard nosed forecheck game, dump/chase.
Oates, Hartley, Berube - nah, Jack Capuano makes bizarro decisions so nah.
The one guy who I never heard of before, but lurking LA Kings board as they are talking about trying to fire Darryl Sutter, was this coach named Todd Reirden.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/capi ... coach-nhl/
You can see Reirden's energy in practice, has the energy for this position, can really help our young dmen and grow with the rebuilding squad, he almost got the Devils and Flames head coaching spot, so after this season I think he would be a great hire.Todd Reirden’s road to coaching started as a journeyman defenceman playing in the minors for Todd McLellan’s Houston Aeros during the 2004-05 NHL lockout.
Injured and at the tail end of his career, Reirden still wanted to make an impact, so McLellan assigned him coaching responsibilities with young players. It clicked.
“At that point, you could tell that he had coaching in his blood and that’s probably something that he wanted to do,” McLellan said.
Reirden went into coaching three years later, taking Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the American Hockey League’s playoffs twice and assisting Dan Bylsma on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ staff. After two more season as an assistant under Barry Trotz with the Washington Capitals, Reirden’s success is measurable in the progress made by Kris Letang, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and other defencemen.
NHL general managers are always looking for coaching's next big thing, and Reirden has positioned himself to be just that this summer or next.
"He's got great potential," said McLellan, now coach of the Edmonton Oilers. "You look at his path from developing player early in his career and then his time in the minors, his stay at the national league level, some of the coaches he's been around and the organizations he's been through, his body of work, I think all of those qualities put him in a category that soon people will be talking about him as a future head coach."
Reirden's players credit him for his Xs and Os smarts, communication skills and attention to detail. Letang said he improved a lot under Reirden, Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz called him an "intellect on the power play" and Capitals defenceman Brooks Orpik praised him for not dwelling on mistakes because playing the position gave him an understanding of how difficult it is.
"He's big on habits and really consistent in his approach to how he wants the game played and what he likes to see you do," Niskanen said. "He's a constant communicator. He's really good at that."
Reirden picked up pieces of his coaching philosophy along the way. He considers McLellan, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, former Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards, Bylsma and Richards among his biggest influences.