Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Penguins Name New Head Coach

Well... the search is over... and the Pittsburgh Penguins have decided to go in an unexpected direction.

The Penguins have chosen former color analyst and former player Eddie Olczyk to be the next head coach for the franchise. New fans would recognize his voice as the NHL Radio announcer for this years Stanley Cup playoffs. He was also partnered with Hall of Famer Mike Lang for 3 seasons for the local Penguins broadcasts.

I guess this was as much a monetary decision as much as it has been a directional descision. Names like Herb Brooks, Larry Robinson, and the like would have commanded a high salary to coach the money strapped team. They probably got "Edzo" for cheap.

The mother of all rumors... with a big emphasis on the rumor part is that I will be named to replace "Edzo" soon.
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