Sunday, July 20, 2008

Eaves Rumor Mill

Earlier this month, Mike Eaves was rumored to be up for the LA Kings head coaching position. Eaves, however, said he had not been contacted by the Kings and was not interested in that positon. And, as you may already be aware, the Kings hired Terry Murray.

In the Badger Blog today, Baggot has a bit more of the story. Apparently, several UW officials said that they had heard Mike Eaves would be announced as the Kings' new head coach at a press conference in LA. Nice. *rolleyes*

It's somewhat interesting that 2 days prior, "nearly a dozen NHL types had approached UW assistant coach Mark Osiecki, on a recruiting trip in Calgary, to say they had heard varying versions of the rumor". Of course, I'd imagine that Eaves' name is one that will come up pretty much every time there's an NHL head coaching vacancy, so I suppose that isn't all that surprising.