Ted Nolan could once again be heading back to coach in the Canadian Hockey League. According to a report in the Vancouver Province, the former Buffalo Sabres head coach has been in contact with the WHL's Vancouver Giants about their vacancy.
The Giants parted ways with former Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel in March after the team finished last in the WHL's Western Conference with a 27-41-2-2 record.
Noel still had a year left on his Winnipeg Jets’ contract, and, as the story goes, he kept getting that money when he joined the Giants after Ward was let go. Vancouver, in turn, paid Winnipeg the equivalent of a WHL coaching wage. (Vancouver Province)
Nolan was fired by the Sabres in April after a lackluster 23-51-8 season in which they were accused of tanking for Connor McDavid the top pick in the 2015 NHL draft. Nolan has an extensive coaching resume in junior, having coached in both the Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
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