Keenan going to Calgary
... and other fun late-night news
Since when does NHL news break at 10 p.m. on a weeknight in mid-June?
Mike Keenan is apparently the next head coach of the Calgary Flames. Scott Howson is the new GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Dominik Hasek is returning in Detroit, and Chris Gratton was traded to Tampa Bay.
And that Balsillie character? He is trying to sell season's tickets to a Hamilton team that doesn't yet exist (and that he doesn't even own).
I haven't the foggiest what's going on.
UPDATE I wonder how Kristian Huselius feels about all this. The talented Swede was often in Keenan's doghouse in Florida and was eventually dealt to the Flames for a song by the taskmaster himself.
Sportsnet's Jim Kelley confirms the Keenan reports and says this is a done deal and that Jim Playfair will remain with the organization. The outgoing coach was out of his element at times this season, and it may have cost the Flames a chance to advance in the postseason.