Atlanta Thrashers’ Coaching Search: Blackhawks’ Torchetti Has Inside Track

June 22nd, 2010 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »
New Atlanta Thrashers General Manager, Rick Dudley, is busy reshaping his team into his own image.

Dudley has several objectives on his plate prior to the start of training camp, including hiring a new coach, preparing for the upcoming amateur draft, and re-signing several free agents.

The selection of a strong head coach is paramount for the Thrashers to have a successful season.

Chicago Blackhawks' assistant coach John Torchetti seems to have the inside track on the Thrashers coaching vacancy; however, Dudley has also interviewed Craig Ramsey, Don Lever, and Scott Arniel.

The Thrashers received official permission from the Blackhawks to talk to Torchetti about the job and have acknowledged interviewing him, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC).

Arniel, Ramsey, and Lever are all ex-NHL players, and Torchetti has a successful record of accomplishment, after coaching at the minor league level and assisting at the NHL level.

Torchetti was the coach of Moncton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the 2006 season. He also served as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning ...

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