The Admirals have their new head coach.
Former player Kirk Muller will lead the Admirals bench this season, replacing the promoted Lane Lambert.
The status of assistant coach Ian Herbers is still in question, although he still has another year on his contract.
Muller was the 2nd overall pick of the 1984 draft, and his playing career took him from New Jersey, to Montreal, to Long Island, to Toronto, to Miami, and then to Dallas. He retired at the end of the 02-03 season, but was then hired to be an assistant coach with Montreal for the 06-07 season, and he has been there since.
This will be his first pro head coaching gig, so there’s still some question about what kind of a ship he will run. He has the experience of playing under 20 different head coaches, going back to his junior teams….and some names that he could have learned a thing or two from along the way…. Demers, Martin, Burns, Murray, Hitchcock, and others.
From the accounts of people that have worked with him previously, he sounds like a great guy for the job. From a media standpoint, I can’t wait to work with him. And from a fan standpoint, I can’t wait to see what he can do with the youngsters in the organization.
We’ll add some quotes from the conference call later this afternoon…..