Guy Carbonneau stood outside the locker room at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in Frisco Monday, waiting for son-in-law Brenden Morrow and occasionally checking his cel phone.
Lots of messages, lots of interest.
The former Stars center still is under contract to the Montreal Canadiens after being fired as their head coach, but that probably won't last for long.
The Minnesota Wild is looking for a new coach. The Colorado Avalanche fired GM Francois Giguere (also formerly of the Stars) and will probably soon fire coach Tony Granato and allow the new GM to pick his own head coach.
Carbonneau says he is in no hurry.
``I want to coach, I think I will be able to,'' he said. ``If not in the summer, then next year. There are always coaches moving, that's how this league is.''
Carbonneau was asked if he would also be open to a job somewhere in the front office?
``I'm open to everything,'' he said. ``But I really enjoy coaching. I really want to continue doing that.''
He will almost assuredly be a head coach in the NHL by next season. I personally think he fits in perfectly in Minnesota. GM Doug Risebrough said the search may take two months there. Still, you have to believe Carbonneau will be on the short list.