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Andrew Brunette, who just lost his job, could bounce back in Chicago

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The Florida Panthers took the hockey world by surprise this morning by not renewing Andrew Brunette’s contract. The manager, who took over from Joel Quenneville, took his team to the best record of the regular season (which earned him a nomination for Jack Adams), but …

But the playoffs did not last long. Obviously, the Panthers wanted an experienced guy (in Paul Maurice) like Joel Quenneville and they didn’t have their hands tied like Marc Bergevin with Dominique Ducharme last year. Bergevin was already in three coaches in Montreal …

Is it a panic gesture at Sunrise?

According to some people, yes. It’s Kent Hughes who has to hope it’s true as the Panthers sent their number 1 pick of 2023 to Montreal against Ben Chiarot.

But ok. Bruna’s departure, in fact, brings another coach to the market for the clubs (Chicago, Boston and Detroit, three of the oldest clubs in the league) looking for a driver.

And Elliott Friedman believes Chicago might be interested in running for Brunette as chief pilot.

Reminder: The more candidates there are, the more likely Luke Richardson, who saw him interviewing by the Hawks, will remain in Montreal as an assistant to Martin St-Louis.

Remember, though, that while Derek King’s name continues to circulate in Illinois, the fact that Calgary assistant Ryan Huska can get the job is not to be underestimated.

It could also be a deputy elsewhere. On this topic the Flyers would be potentially interested, they who have just got their hands on John Tortorella to lead their club.

Note that he could potentially stay in Florida in another role, but the boy definitely has his pride in it.

Lot of

– Fight to follow to the Memorial Cup.

– Error about the person.

– Signed in Trois-Rivières.

– The GM of the Stars is here to stay.

– What a complex case.

– I am hungry.

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