It’s only been about three weeks since the Flames relieved Glen Gulutzan, Dave Cameron, and Paul Jerrard of their coaching duties. It’s not as though that’s the end of the road for their careers, however; and there are a few updates on where some of them will be going from here.
Gulutzan is, naturally, the big draw: he was most recently an NHL head coach, after all. According to Elliotte Friedman, a number of teams are interested in him as a head coach in the AHL, while two teams – Edmonton and Buffalo – are actually looking at him at the NHL level.
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The Oilers and Gulutzan’s name have been linked for some time; the Oilers decided to keep Todd McLellan behind the bench, but relieved his assistants, so the thinking must be that Gulutzan would perform better in an assistant role.
No word on where Jerrard may be going as of yet, but Cameron appears to have already found another job. After eight seasons in the NHL, he’ll become head coach of the Vienna Capitals in the EBEL, Austria’s top hockey league.
Der neue Head-Coach der Vienna Capitals heißt Dave Cameron! Der Kanadier arbeitete zuletzt als Assistant-Coach bei den @NHLFlames und davor Head-Coach bei den @Senators. Willkommen in #CapitalsCity, willkommen bei den Vienna Capitals, Dave! #VIC #WeAreTheCaps #WeAreEBEL pic.twitter.com/2ZMiLIMhA4
— Vienna Capitals (@viennacapitals) May 7, 2018
Last season, the Flames had the third worst powerplay in the NHL and that alone may very well have cost them a playoff spot, so hey – maybe he’ll have better luck overseas.