The Oklahoma City Barons coaching staff will be announced tomorrow but today a few names have come out as candidates for the job. Kelly Buchberger and Mark Lamb were mentioned on Oilers Lunch by Bob Stauffer as was the name Todd Nelson. Nelson's name also appears on the Edmonton Journal's site so he should be added to the list and possibly placed at the top of it.
If the name Todd Nelson doesn't ring a bell, don't worry because you're not alone.
His résumé at HockeyDB.com paints a picture of a former WHL role player turned career minor leaguer and the pro level including stops in Europe and the IHL.
A look further down the page displays nine years of coaching experience including two championships with the Muskegon Fury of the UHL. To his credit, Nelson has spent the last 4 years in Atlanta's system including the last two at the NHL level as an assistant coach. He is seen above on the bench with the Chicago Wolves, Atlanta's AHL affiliate.
Apparently Nelson was given consideration for the Edmonton Oil Kings job before it was given to Derek Laxdal.
Question for Oiler fans: Would you prefer Rob Daum to any of the above?