It is a good rule of thumb to move up for the right opportunity, not just any opportunity. Apparently, Brandon Wheat Kings coach, general manager and owner Kelly McCrimmon is operating on the principle that if he's cut out to work in the NHL, then an other chance will come along in due time.
There has been weeks of speculation that McCrimmon would be the Toronto Maple Leafs' latest hire out of major junior hockey. However, on Monday, TSN's Darren Dreger reported that the 54-year-old McCrimmon is staying with the Wheat Kings, who are pegged as the early favourite to win the WHL next season, when the Memorial Cup will be held two provinces away in Red Deer. The Wheat Kings confirmed it.
From the team's release:
The WHL’s Executive of the Year in 2014-15, McCrimmon had discussed a management position with the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
“I have made the decision to remain with the Wheat Kings,” says McCrimmon. “I was honoured to have been considered for a position withRead More »from Kelly McCrimmon turns down Leafs, stays on with WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings