I canvassed my twitter followers for some post ideas today and this seemed like the best one (read: easiest for me to do on short notice): an open thread for assistant coach, assistant GM and whatever other topics readers of FN feel are interesting or important.
– Flames are still looking for an AGM for Jay Feaster. We all know he’s "not a hockey guy" and has been vocal in his insistence that the club will take a more inclusive approach in terms of decision making going forward. The organization would do well to attract a guy who can evaluate talent and isn’t afraid to speak his mind in the upper offices as a result I think. Current head of pro scouting has been mentioned a potential candidate, but feel free to suggest others.
– Brent Sutter and company cleared out all of the assistant coaches aside from Dave Lowry recently. Guys like Cory Clouston and Pete DeBoar are currently looking for work and may be good fits. Also: any goalie coachs out there who can maybe get Miikka Kiprusoff back to elite form would be a godsend (warning: this person probably doesn’t exist).
– Flames have the 13th overall pick this year and there are a couple of nice talents that could fall within range. While FN will take an in-depth look at many of them coming in June (before we head to the draft to provide in-depth coverage *plug!!*), feel free to kick some names around in the comments.
– Also relevant: all the ways the Canucks are hated and the Oilers are inferior.