Two ex-Canes In the news on an offseason Sunday: Paul Maurice and Kevyn Adams.
Maurice is one of three finalists for the Islanders coaching job, along with Bob Hartley and Scott Gordon, as reported by Newsday:
Of all the candidates with NHL head-coaching experience, Maurice's resume appears to mirror the job requirements most closely. Before his three-season tenure in Toronto that included only one playoff appearance, Maurice spent nine seasons with Hartford/Carolina. He turned a perennial also-ran into a consistent winner, cresting with a 2002 appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. Snow is seeking the kind of long-term relationship Maurice had with Hurricanes management.
Kevyn Adams, meanwhile, is the subject of a column by Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News. (Both Adams and Gleason would be on the short list of "Things We Like About Buffalo.") The gist? With no contract offers on the table, Adams is considering his hockey future.
“For every guy in sports who gets to decide his future like Brett Favre, there’s 99.9 percent who have their futures decided for them,” Adams said. “Unless you’re Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux or an ultra superstar, nobody will know who you are in a few years. Nobody remembers. And the game moves on.”