Kind of odd that so many DC positions are open or falling to the HC to handle.
In Toronto the DC is also the HC, same in Sask and probably will end up that way in Hamilton. I’m not hopeful that Chamblin can handle both jobs in Toronto. He sure couldn’t when he tried that in Sask. He was an emotional unstable wreck by the end of it. But Toronto is hamstrung with Coaching cap monies due to dead dollars allocated to Trestman I suspect.
Can’t help but think Mike Benevides will end up somewhere. He was a VG DC in BC. Won 33 games as HC in 3 years in BC and was hindered by a micromanager GM in Buono. Unfortunately he lost all 3 playoff games there and the team was trending down with QB injuries mounting.
And in Edmonton many blamed him for a lack luster defense. But if you look at how that Esk team was built most of the talent and roster money went into the offense. I’m kind of hopeful he takes a chance in Montreal and then succeeds their aging HC when he decides to retire. He would provide some much needed stability and continuity there which is badly needed. He’s a good coach and a good man imo.