(10/13 PM Update)
For the third summer in the last 4 years, the Amerks roster looks good…ON PAPER. “Blah Blah Blah”, “Yeah, whatever”, and “So what”. I hear you, guys. But it’s October – so I’m going to put on my hopeful and optimistic mask for the time being.
I was excited about Cunneyworth returning last season and being joined by Paul Fixter. That clearly didn’t work out and an encouraging clean sweep of the coaching staff was made, resulting in a planned move of Dan Lambert becoming head coach. I REALLY like this guy. I’ve said before that the last time a rookie head coach replaced a Hall of Fame head coach we won the cup – with Torts replacing Boxie in 1996. I feel like Lambert is a straight shooter and has a desire to win here. I’m just as excited about the assistants. Brad Tapper seems like a no-nonsense guy who understands that competing for a Calder Cup is still important and Chuck Weber was a head coach I liked here in 2010-2011 and with a little roster luck might have won here that season. I think we’ve needed more fire from our coaching staff and these [...]Read More