Why not give Roope Hintz and Denis Gurianov chances to the prove they can step up in his possible absence?
Once the playoffs started, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to keep keep doing this. General manager Jim Nill said he remembers calling Bowness into his office in December, telling him what was happening and asking if he wanted to be the interim head coach. They agreed then to get through the season before determining the coach's role after that.
Thomas Harley has earned another chance to represent Canada at the World Junior tournament. The defenseman from Jamesville has been invited to that country’s tryout camp for the prestigious event. Tryouts run from Nov. 16 through Dec. 13 in Red Deer, Alberta.