The news regarding Don Matthews is somewhat surprising to me, although seeing him on the sideline this year for all the Als games indicated to me that something could have been wrong healthwise -- that is, I found him very passive at times where he usually would be far more into it.
I wish him all the best in his futre endeavours as he is a coaching legned in the league.
Now that there is a 2007 vacancy for the Als HC post, it will be interesting to witness the dynamic on the Charlie Taaffe watch. Since I support Rich Stubler as the next Hamilton HC first and foremost if available, the Taaffe vigil on ticats.ca isn't something I actively engage in. He is my number two choice.
If he is Marcel Desjardins's no. 1 choice, how fast is he going to move on this? Taaffe and Popp go back a long way and would certainly be a good fit in Montreal next year. It will be interesting to watch things unfold...
Oski Wee Wee,