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11 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

Not surprised. Patty is loving retirement right now. By staying in the Czech Republic, he can have his cake and eat it too. Can’t do that with an 82 game grind.


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Yeah and didn't he basically say he wanted to be around his family/hometown for a little while?  His girls are still really young, so I doubt he waits for them to graduate before making another move, but I imagine it'll be a couple years though before he gets into any hockey-related role again.  Guy's only been retired a few months lol.

I'm sure when the time is right he'll inquire about a position, and at that point I think, if there wasn't something already open for him, you have to create some type of position for him to at least get in with the team, and then go from there.

11 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

Not surprised. Patty is loving retirement right now. By staying in the Czech Republic, he can have his cake and eat it too. Can’t do that with an 82 game grind.


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Yeah and didn't he basically say he wanted to be around his family/hometown for a little while?  His girls are still really young, so I doubt he waits for them to graduate before making another move, but I imagine it'll be a couple years though before he gets into any hockey-related role again.  Guy's only been retired a few months lol.

I'm sure when the time is right he'll inquire about a position, and at that point I think, if there wasn't something already open for him, you have to create some type of position for him to at least get in with the team, and then go from there.

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Wonder if Sarge applies for the job here? I can see how they stick with Ryan Close to orchestrate PP/PK?  They need someone to do what G. Ward did. Special teams guy!

 I think Adam Oates is a special assignments guy in Fla. I know Parise thought he was great as PP guy. (I just don't think Oates is head coach material) best as an asst.

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Sounds like Clowe may be leaving too (article was retweeted by Ian Pulz)...  http://www.thetelegram.com/sports/hockey/clowe-set-to-become-newfoundland-growlers-coach-sources-tell-the-telegram-219165/?platform=hootsuite

Snippet:  The Newfoundland Growlers have yet to hit the ice, but already the ECHL expansion team has gained some star power.

Sources tell The Telegram retired NHLer Ryane Clowe is set to become the first coach of the Growlers, who will begin play in the ECHL in October.

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1 hour ago, LittleBallofHate said:

Sounds like Clowe may be leaving too (article was retweeted by Ian Pulz)...  http://www.thetelegram.com/sports/hockey/clowe-set-to-become-newfoundland-growlers-coach-sources-tell-the-telegram-219165/?platform=hootsuite

Snippet:  The Newfoundland Growlers have yet to hit the ice, but already the ECHL expansion team has gained some star power.

Sources tell The Telegram retired NHLer Ryane Clowe is set to become the first coach of the Growlers, who will begin play in the ECHL in October.

If true, good for him. Will admit I love having him behind the bench though.  Believe he can be a HC in the NHL someday. 

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5 minutes ago, LittleBallofHate said:

Confirmed about Clowe: 

Mike Morreale Retweeted

The @MapleLeafs announced today Ryane Clowe has been named Head Coach of the club’s ECHL affiliate, the Newfoundland Growlers

4 replies71 retweets159 likes
 

Good for him, and I hope he succeeds. Seems like a good guy. 

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