Senators fire head coach Clouston......Pats can use him!
I strongly believe the wrong guy was let go, and Murray should have been shown the door. However, IF Clouston isn't offered another job in the NHL, perhaps it's finally time the Regina Pats can go after a proven coach!
Brent, get off the wallet and go after Cory....no excuses this time, Hunt needs to go.
Postmedia News Apr 9, 2011 – 7:45 PM ET | Last Updated: Apr 9, 2011 8:10 PM ET
BOSTON — When it comes to hiring coaches, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has a poor track record.
His first two choices — John Paddock and Craig Hartsburg — didn’t even last a full season, and now Cory Clouston is gone, fired after the team played its final game of the season on Saturday in Boston.
The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-1.
Immediately after the game, the announcement that Clouston would not be back was made. Clouston, who was in the final year of his contract, was dismissed along with assistant coaches Greg Carvel and Brad Lauer.
It is widely expected that one of the front-runners for the job will be Dave Cameron, the coach of owner Eugene Melnyk’s junior team, the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.
Clouston was hired in February of 2009 after the Senators fired Hartsburg.
He took Ottawa to one playoff series — losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games last spring in the opening round.
Murray was handed a vote of confidence by Melnyk on Friday. The 68-year-old was signed to a three-year contract extension.