The Panthers would consider Finn (Jukka Jalonen) without NHL experience


Since the end of the season, four teams have changed drivers. There was Lane Lambert a few weeks ago in New York, but otherwise the Knights, the Flyers and the Stars all understood it. coach bag.

The more it changes, the more it is the same, right?

Bruins, Jets, Blackhawks, Oilers and Panthers must find a new manager or confirm their current one.

The case of the Panthers is fascinating as Andrew Brunette came at a time when Florida wasn’t looking to change coaches (Joel Quenneville left for reasons beyond hockey), but the interim manager still did well. , earning more coach votes of the year.

But ok. In the playoffs it was less easy and that’s where we sometimes saw him get devoured by the opposing driver. This then gives it, in the end, a relatively mixed balance.

So what are the Panthers going to do?

There is a scenario where he remains in office and where his GM has an experienced coach assisting him behind the bench. Is that why most of the deputies left?

But there is also a scenario where a coach comes from outside. We had thought of an experienced coach, but it seems that everything is on the table for the Panthers, who are considering the signing of Jukka Jalonen. Frank Seravalli reports it.

Who is Jukka Jalonen? He is a coach who has been working in Finland for 30 years but has no NHL experience.

That said, both at the helm of some clubs in the KHL (in particular he coached Sergei Bobrovsky during the NHL’s hiatus) and the Finnish national team, he did a good job.

Note that the only assistant who has not lost their job at Sunrise is the Finnish.

However, I wonder if the in shape it’s good. As for the potential change of coach, shouldn’t the Panthers go with a guy who knows the NHL? Could the Jalonen in question be a deputy? Keep on.

Lot of

– Quebecers want Michael Rousseau to resign because he doesn’t speak French. Jeremy Roenick wants him out (or an executive out) because he didn’t like the customer experience.

– Signature to be noted.

– Interesting observation.

– Folder to watch.

– One to watch for the avalanche.

– Like John Tortorella.


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