Yeah, from an inside perspective he is one I think is a possibility, and I wouldn't necessarily be thrilled about it, but at the same time I'm willing to try it.
Are you hinting at Kowalsky? I don't see it, great guy for sure. He's a solid company guy that has gotten marginally talented at best rosters in Albany (some years not as bad as others) and hasn't had much success to speak about. Great company guy that just rolls with the punches, Shero has zero ties/loyalty to the guy and I would seriously question Shero's autonomy if it ended up being Rick. No way imo.
If not Rick who were you thinking about in the AHL?
And if not for him, then I could see us trying to pick the pocket of another team and nab an AHL coach elsewhere that has had more success. No names off the top of my head, but I know there's guys who have had good tracker records. Cooper in Tampa I'd the best proven and most recent exampke I can think of.
This move also makes the most sense because a lot of current/ex NHL coaches and/or guys with NHL experience may not want to come here because it doesn't sound promising or exciting based on the current roster and circumstances, but an AHL coach on the other hand woukd likely be happy just to have the opportunity.