I hope this turns out to be a long term relationship... I love everything I read about this guy. Giving him a 5yr deal shows a lot of commitment to Hakstol which I really like. There will be bumps in the road until he is acclimated to the NHL but love the fact this really feels like a "fresh start."
I think they got a keeper with this one. I think Hexy will live with the growing pains that will come with a new head coach and a new way of doing things. He has some good young talent to work with and an already strong established core...the ones that don't fit what he is trying to do will be weeded out soon. The next step is getting the Phantom head coach who can teach his system and what he expects for the kids when they are called up...it feels good that it seems this club is doing thing
@flyercanuck Frank comes across ok in the research articles, that was a nice piece, worth the 3 page read. The one line says it all for me, his teams have produced more NHL captains than any other feeder programs. That means he not only can recruit talent, he knows just when to promote it. Dave's walking away from what resembles a religion in ND....so the money and the chance to win, had to be there. He does not seem like the type that want's to be an NHL coach, he wants to be a champion NHL co
So... we lost "one of the greatest minds in hockey" and now lost the "one of the greatest teachers in hockey" - whatever will we do. I have to admit that I could care less that Murray is leaving. Bring in the new blood...