Brad Treliving is on the verge of announcing his assistant coaches.
Following an exhaustive search that included interviews with a vast number of candidates, the Calgary Flames GM is confident he’s found the right men.
Flames fans will be happy to hear one hire is a veteran coach with a proven track record running power plays.
The other will oversee the defensive side of things.
Expect an announcement this week.
Stockton Heat head coach Ryan Huska is still very much in the mix as part of a search that has gone on since assistants Paul Jerrard and Dave Cameron were let go with head coach Glen Gulutzan on April 17.
As part of a wide-ranging catch-up with the Flames architect, Treliving had thoughts on what the Vegas Golden Knights have taught him, how Bill Peters and Mikael Backlund fared at the worlds and how active he’s been in trying to add picks for next month’s draft.
Treliving would undoubtedly like to add more speed and scoring to his lineup this summer but is hamstrung by the fact his club doesn’t have a pick in the first three rounds of next month’s NHL Entry Draft thanks to last summer’s trades for Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic.