Bud Holloway Going Back to Sweden
According to a Swedish HockeyBloggen Bud Holloway will be returning to Sweden. According to my insider (his parents) Bud couldn’t come to terms on a one-way deal. Given what the Kings are going through, its understandable.
“Of course, one is satisfied from Skellefteå AIK hold that Bud Holloway will return.
- Of course. We think that Bud is amazing. He means a lot to our team. He is welcome back here to us, says coach Bert Robertsson.
He thinks that it is a bit boring for Bud that he was not given the chance in the NHL.
- I feel a bit sorry for him. His big dream is to play in the NHL, but I think he will do it one day anyway. I do not know what it is about, if it’s prestige or bureaucracy that makes him not get the chance now. But for us it’s good news. It is a good player and it’s obviously nice to him coming back.
Robertson points out that there are more than just games and points in Bud.
- He is a great leader for us, even if it is not visible. He is extremely professional in everything he does and offer himself. He always comes to the hall with a big smile and he’s a good role model, not only for the players, but for others too.”
Doesn’t it surprise you that Dean Lombardi hasn’t come out and praised all the work Ron Hextall has done over the past 7 years, or thanked him for everything he’s done, or what a great job he’s done in Manchester?
Not a fucking PEEP!
Yeah, there was absolutely ZERO tension there, right? Everything was HUNKY DORY
Hextall was UNDER CONTRACT to the Kings and Lombardi couldn’t even muster a 7th rounder for him?
Last season New Jersey assistant coaches left the Devils. Larry Robinson went to the Sharks and Adam Oates injected some much needed life into the Washington Capitals. The Devils failed to make the playoffs and Ilya Kovalchuk quit.
I gotta tell ya, I’m thrilled John Steven didn’t get a coaching job in Vancouver. I love him right where he is but he’s gonna be earning his paycheck this season
Sutter’s last season?
Recently, I spent 125 dollars on a hockey book. “Behind the Moves” is a book filled with GM interviews over the years. Pretty fascinating what moves GM’s did and didn’t make.
Sutter talked about his days as a coach and GM
“I’ve been through two lockouts (now three including this past season). During both those lockouts I made career decisions. The first was in Chicago when I was head coach. We made a family decision during that time that I wasn’t going to coach after that year (94-95) that I was coming home. Then in this last lockout (now two lockouts ago) because I knew that I was too hard on the players, I made a decision then that, “I’ll coach for another year, just to make sure we’re on the right course and everything is okay, and then I’m not doing it anymore.”
History does repeat itself