Tuesday, May 23, 2006

'I look different. I'm not one of them.'

From the Memorial Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick, The Globe and Mail's Tim Wharnsby offers a portrait of former NHL head coach Ted Nolan in today's paper:
Then, in an interview with another NHL club after his Buffalo days, a general manager asked Nolan whether it was true he missed a couple of Sabres practices because he was drunk.

"When they ask me stuff like that, I felt like getting up and walking out," Nolan said. "But then they would say, 'See, he's a hot head.' I guess this stuff fits the stereotype."

5 Comments:

At 5:05 AM, May 23, 2006, Blogger Chris said...

Good article...neat trivia. Nolan drafted 78th in 1978 and played 78 NHL games.

 
At 11:31 AM, May 23, 2006, Anonymous Dennis Prouse said...

I can't shake the feeling that Nolan is, at the very least, on the short list in Vancouver. It would only make sense given that Nonis could have hired Andy Murray or Mike Johnston by now, and hasn't done so. That leaves Nolan, Habschied, and Vigneault as possible candidates, unless there is a wildcard in the mix somewhere.

 
At 2:45 PM, May 23, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Dennis: Kevin Dineen of the Portland Pirates, who are still in the thick of the AHL playoff race, is a guy's name I've heard for Vancouver.

Nolan feels like far too bold a move for a guy like Nonis to make. I do think that'd be a terrific choice, however.

 
At 7:43 PM, May 23, 2006, Anonymous lowetide said...

John Paddock.

 
At 11:11 PM, May 23, 2006, Blogger Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

LT - isn't Paddock the leading candidate to replace MacT?

 

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