Thursday, May 07, 2009

Blogger Update

Blog posts have been few and far between lately....

Regardless, local product Marc Habscheid is the guest speaker at the annual Mayor's Luncheon today over the noon hour in Swift Current.

My plan is to ask him a few questions and see where he's at heading into the off-season. It seems his name is included with every available coaching opportunity in the Western Hockey League lately.

Look for that piece a little later this evening.


Calgary's powerplay finally got going last night. With three PP goals including one early in the contest, the Hitmen cruised to a 6-2 victory last night in Kelowna to extend the series.

I find it interesting both teams boarded a chartered flight back to Calgary for tonight's game five at the Saddledome.

If Calgary wins tonight then we have a series after all...


It seems a lot of the Regina media has linked Broncos Head Coach / GM Dean Chynoweth to the vacant head coaching job with the Pats.

I took some phonecalls into the newsroom yesterday from some of our listeners who saw the story on CBC Regina.

I have no information on that nor do I expect any from this side.

There may be a long-time connection with Pats GM Brent Parker and Chynoweth but to leave one of the best gigs in ALL of hockey (a head coach and general manager role in the WHL) doesn't make much sense to me.

The Pats would also need permission from the organization to speak with Chynoweth and compensation in form of draft picks would have to be provided if something was to happen.

Some media sources in Regina has Parker already narrowing the field down to two candidates - one is Curtis Hunt.

I appreciated Dale Derkatch in our eight pre-game interviews. He was a pleasure to deal with.


1 comment:

Regan Bartel said...

8 pre-game interviews !! No wonder you get on their nerves if you play them in a playoff series.