Thursday, June 25, 2009

In Like a Lion?

Local product and long-time NHL'er Mark Lamb is a name in the running to replace Dean Chynoweth for the soon-to-be-vacant Head Coach/GM position.

Sources say Lamb will interview for the job Saturday.

After a lengthy pro career with NHL stops in Detroit, Edmonton, Ottawa, Philadelphia, and Montreal, Lamb has been an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars the past six years.

He was recently swept up in some Stars housecleaning when Head Coach Dave Tippett was relieved of his duties earlier this month.

The 45 year-old has plenty of family in the southwest. His mom Willa is in the city and follows the local hockey scene intently. She's a billet for players of the "AAA" midget Legionnaires.

One could assume here that Lamb is after both head coach and General Manager roles but that's not written in stone.

Something to chew on today.....


Broncos F Cody Eakin is off to Montreal today for NHL draft festivities. I'll post some of his thoughts later today or tomorrow.



Anonymous said...

Keener have there been any Dean Brockman sightings in Swift?
any rumblings of him interviewing?

Jon Keen said...

He may have inquired, I'm not sure.

Truth is, having Junior "A" success and major junior success are two different things all-together. It's a major jump. Ask anyone who has spent some time at both levels.

A top coach in junior "A" qaulifies you as a possible assistant in major junior and that's it.