I mentioned it on Monday in my lengthy "This n' That" write up - Kelly Buchberger's name was given to me as someone who is being considered for the vacant coaching position with the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons. Buchberger was one of three names I brought forward on Monday (Gerry Fleming and Don Hay being the other two, a tip of the hat to Jim Matheson for Hay being mentioned).
Then on Tuesday during The Pipeline Show, Dean Millard and I again discussed the coaching situation in Oklahoma City and tossed around Buchberger's name some more.
Tuesday night I noticed that Robin Brownlee in a piece at Oilers Nation pondered the same thing: "If Buchberger is done as a bench coach with the Oilers, he'll likely turn up in Oklahoma City."
Earlier in the day the former Oiler captain was on the ice at Clareview Arena helping out with the prospect camp. Was that an indicator that he'll be back with the NHL club or simply that he has a place somewhere in the organization? Apparently we'll find out soon as head coach Tom Renney is to name his coaching staff in the coming days.
But right now, it's the subject of Kelly Buchberger and the farm team that I want to discuss. Actually, I'm not going to discuss it as I'd prefer to hear and read what YOU have to say on the subject.
How would you feel if Kelly Buchberger was named the head coach of the OK City Barons for the 2010-11 season? Please take a minute to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.