Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 60

Thread: Steve Smith Resigns

  1. #1
    Canes Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    9,649
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Steve Smith Resigns

    I assume more details to follow. Brind’Amour was on the David Glenn Show (with Maniscalco pinch hitting) about 30 minutes ago and talked about how much he’ll rely on Daniels and Smith.

    https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/...ch/c-299444098

  2. #2
    All-Star
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    2,061
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    WTH?

  3. #3
    Super-Star
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,156
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    probably got a better offer from another team

  4. #4
    Legend cmaleski2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wake County v2
    Posts
    6,425
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Hope all is ok with Steve and his family and that this is just a personal or business 'change in direction' move by him.

    I can't pretend that I have any idea who is available to fill that vacancy. Where is Kevin McCarthy at the moment I guess would be the first question to ask?
    Last edited by cmaleski2; 07-09-2018 at 04:14 PM.

  5. #5
    Super-Star
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,156
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    plenty of guys available at the AHL level that will take the job if they cannot find a NHL guy.

  6. #6
    Canes Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    9,649
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by cmaleski2 View Post
    Hope all is ok with Steve and his family and that this is just a personal or business 'change in direction' move by him.

    I can't pretend that I have any idea who is available to fill that vacancy. Where is Kevin McCarthy at the moment I guess would be the first question to ask?
    McCarthy has been with Laviolette in Philly and Nashville since leaving the Canes. He was promoted to Associate Coach after Phil Housley left.

    Perish the thought, but that could mean a promotion for Gleason.

  7. #7
    Mod Squad jeffbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    11,982
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    Perish the thought, but that could mean a promotion for Gleason.
    Nah ... no way a first time head coach rounds out his staff with a guy who's never actually coached above the pee wee level, if that.

    Here's where we need somebody with some experience and hopefully Waddell steps up and makes sure we don't do the "normal" Hurricanes BS and just bring somebody in from somewhere in the system or who used to be in the system. And I've gotta be honest here, I've never been all that high on Smith. We stuck with crap pairings WAY too much in his time here and he's just never filled me with any kind of confidence. Again, some of that is surely down to the stubborn mule of a head coach he was working for but still. This will be fine so long as we do a solid job of finding another guy to manage the D.

  8. #8
    Super-Star
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,156
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    in case you are wondering Vellucci played defense during his playing days. Probably better for him to stay in Charlotte and hope to get a NHL head coaching job. Also probably not happy about being passed over for the head job.

    Former Cane assistant Dave Lewis is not working after he was axed by Belarus during the WC this year. Doesn't appear to have coached in the NHL since he was axed by the Canes with Muller so that's not a good sign. Also noticed he's 65 so he probably is done with coaching.

    anybody D guys who played with BrindAmour in coaching? Probably a few around the league.

  9. #9
    Legend cmaleski2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wake County v2
    Posts
    6,425
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Glen Wesley is still unemployed at the moment I believe.

    Looks like we are going to have to go out of org for this one.

  10. #10
    Super-Star
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,156
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    for fun I looked at the D rosters on 2002 and 2006 teams and did not find anyone there in coaching, from what I can tell.

    Wesley moved to Utah so he's not on the list .

  11. #11
    Canes Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    9,649
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie Walnuts View Post
    in case you are wondering Vellucci played defense during his playing days. Probably better for him to stay in Charlotte and hope to get a NHL head coaching job. Also probably not happy about being passed over for the head job.

    Former Cane assistant Dave Lewis is not working after he was axed by Belarus during the WC this year. Doesn't appear to have coached in the NHL since he was axed by the Canes with Muller so that's not a good sign. Also noticed he's 65 so he probably is done with coaching.

    anybody D guys who played with BrindAmour in coaching? Probably a few around the league.
    Luke Richardson fit the bill but the Habs hired him this morning.

    Perusing the dmen he played with in Philly, I get a few names. Moe Mantha is a head coach in the NAHL; Ryan McGill is an assistant for Vegas; Rob Zettler is an assistant for San Jose; Kjell Samuelsson is director of player development in Philly after 12 seasons as an assistant with their AHL team; Darren Rumble is head coach of Moncton in the Q and spent 6 years as an AHL assistant; Kerry Huffman is an assistant with Lehigh Valley in the AHL; Andy Delmore is an assistant in the ECHL; Ulf Samuelsson is an assistant in Chicago.

  12. #12
    Mod Squad jeffbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    11,982
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    I'll say this ... surprise me for once.

  13. #13
    Hall of Famer CanadaCanes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    4,479
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Maybe an AHL Head Coach like Derek Laxdal from the Texas Stars...Kelly Buchburger recently got axed from Doug Weight's staff on Long Island, former NHL defenceman Darryl Sydor has also been in the minor league coaching ranks a few years.

  14. #14
    2nd Liner
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Raleigh
    Posts
    931
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Seems odd and I hope it is/isn't health/personal related. If this move was made May/ early June I wouldn't have thought all that much about it but by now most of the time it'd have been done sooner.

    Odd also since Rod was just on the DG show. https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HZHJLghS0

  15. #15
    Super-Star
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,156
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
    I'll say this ... surprise me for once.
    Mike Commodore!! Don't know if he can put down the beer to coach though.

  16. #16
    Mod Squad jeffbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    11,982
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie Walnuts View Post
    Mike Commodore!! Don't know if he can put down the beer to coach though.
    To clarify ... a surprise would be a fully qualified, experienced coach. Not a drunken doofus.

  17. #17
    Legend cmaleski2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wake County v2
    Posts
    6,425
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Odd also since Rod was just on the DG show. https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HZHJLghS0
    Hopefully they actually load up today's files because right now they are just repeats of the Friday episodes.

  18. #18
    2nd Liner
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Raleigh
    Posts
    931
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Sorry. <hangs head in shame> was trying to be helpful.

  19. #19
    Legend cmaleski2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wake County v2
    Posts
    6,425
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    LOL, that isn't your fault Tryamw (unless you are responsible for loading up the shows to the web then it is totally your fault)! Thank you for posting the link, I do want to hear those shows.

    Per Chip, Waddell stated that this was a "amicable" parting and ""He talked to us and said he had been here four years and was looking at other things."

    Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/latest-...#storylink=cpy

    I agree that the timing it a bit strange, happening after rookie camp, but we are entering what is mostly a dead period for a couple of months.

  20. #20
    Super-Star Elsker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Cary, NC
    Posts
    3,234
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Steve Smith Resigns

    Was curious as to how much of our defensive system was Smith and how much came from the infamous binder that Peters flashed to impress Francis into hiring him.

    Guess now we'll never know.

    But I'm ready to see a different approach taken than what we've been seeing the past few seasons. That tight gap, lose your man and watch him go, clearing the crease ain't my job, man stuff wasn't/isn't getting it.

    So, yes, surprise us...and in a good way...like you want.
    Here we are now...entertain us.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •