Paddock named Phantoms coach
Former Senators coach John Paddock, fired late in the 2007-08 season, has been hired on to coach the Flyers' AHL affiliate Philadelphia Phantoms.
Paddock replaces Craig Berube, who was promoted to an assistant coach with the Flyers.
While he is not likely to ever get another NHL head coaching job after the mess in Ottawa, Paddock is one of the most successful AHL coaches ever, and has won three Calder Cups as a coach with three different teams. He'll be a good fit with the Phantoms, who had a very strong team last season but lost a few key parts.
Berube, meanwhile, has to be one of the more unlikely candidates to have what's turning into a pretty solid coaching career. The former enforcer is seventh in career NHL penalty minutes.