Quote from: L K on Yesterday at 07:59:45 AMQuote from: CarltonTheBear on Yesterday at 07:51:06 AMQuote from: Dappleganger on June 01, 2023, 04:13:51 PMFirst hire for Treliving, replacing the departed Spencer Carbury with Bruce Boudreau. 😎
I don't want Boudreau's career to end the way it did in Vancouver.
Certainly not the first time it's been suggested for Boudreau. Even before he was picked up by Vancouver there were calls to make him an assistant. I feel like Treliving would need to commit to Keefe with an extension first as well though. It would be a massive distraction and not fair to anyone if a possible Boudreau promotion was looming over Keefe all season long.
Having a very, very experienced AC could be a good thing for Keefe too. As far as I remember his assistants have generally been either somewhat new or very new to the NHL as well.
I'm certainly not against it if he is open to it. I think Boudreau's career isn't exactly one that screams "coach to get a team to win a Cup" but as an assistant he would be an interesting guy to work with the offensive talents of the team.
I think regardless of whether Keefe is going to be here long term the Leafs should be extending him with a 1-2 year extension at least. Having a lame duck coach just seems like a really bad idea given the current situation the Leafs are in (unless Matthews hates his guts and that would impact him signing a longer term extension and then I'd jettison him in a heartbeat).
Jaques Martin as an assistant to Sullivan in Pittsburgh worked out okay.