With the news that Rob Daum is not having his contract renewed by the Edmonton Oilers, it now leaves 4 coaching vacancies by my count.
Rochester, Oklahoma City, Manitoba, Hamilton.
You will likely be able to add Rockford to the list in the next little while. I've been told Ice Hog Head coach Bill Peters could join the Florida Panthers as an Assistant Coach, and might have the same opportunity in Chicago if John Torchetti is named Head Coach in Atlanta.
Here's an interesting fact. Torchetti was once an assistant coach in Greensboro of the ECHL while Davis Payne and Dan Bylsma were playing. If Torchetti gets the bench boss gig in Atlanta it will prove that all 3 have climbed the ladder fairly well. How much does Torchetti love coaching? Word is he wasn't making a lot of money while coaching in Greensboro, so he took another job driving cab to makes ends meet. That's passion and I hope he gets his shot.