Monday, June 05, 2006

Today, We Run The Dirty Hit Drill

The Phoenix Coyotes have made former Hartford Whalers defenceman Ulf Samuelsson one of their assistant coaches. General Manager Michael Barnett had this to say about Samuelsson's hiring:

''We have a strong group of good young defencemen and felt it would be very beneficial to have them learn the game and be coached by a former NHL blueliner.''

Apparently Barnett is eager to have someone teach his defencemen how to take out a player's knee and then turtle when that player comes after them in retaliation. Makes you wonder why they bothered trading Denis Gauthier. They could have just made him a player-coach.

In other Whalers news, former captain Kevin Dineen was arrested Friday on drunk-driving charges. Hat tip to Mirtle.


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