Former Arizona coach Rick Tocchet had multiple interviews with Seattle, and the team also considered former Rangers coach David Quinn, Buffalo interim coach Don Granato, AHL coach Kevin Dineen, Sharks assistant coach Rocky Thompson and Boston Bruins assistant Joe Sacco. Gerard Gallant, the first coach for the Golden Knights — who led the team to the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season — was long rumored to be a target but recently signed a four-year deal to coach the Rangers.
He still looks like the evil dean from an 80s college movie.
Breaking News: According to Aaron Portzline and numerous sources, as of today the #CBJ are out on the #LetsGoBuffalo Jack Eichel sweepstakes. A trade was believed to consist of the 5th overall pick, Elvis Merzlikins, either Texier or Peeke and Chinakhov or Marchenko. pic.twitter.com/wnVhsBKqjh
— Hockey Hound (@HockeyHoundShow) June 24, 2021
So that’s an early first rounder, a starter-caliber goalie, an established roster player AND a prospect that got turned down it seems.