I've had a lot of people ask me why the Stars would go with a young no-name coach, and my response is that's what NHL teams seem to do these days. Yes, coaches like Ken Hitchcock and Craig MacTavish will probably get another chance somewhere, but look at the recent hirings in the NHL _ mostly AHL head coaches. I personally believe either Hitchcock or MacTavish would have been great, but that isn't the trend right now. It's Mike Yeo in Minnesota or Guy Boucher in Tampa or Scott Arniel in Columbus. Dan Bylsma did it in Pittsburgh and won a Cup. Bruce Boudreau did it in Washington and got to the Finals. NHL coaches like starting with someone new. That said, they don't want too new. They want a head coach who knows how to run a bench and run a team. There is a certain feeling that you can't just walk in and become a head coach at the NHL level, and that's why Kirk Muller might not get a head coaching job until he takes a job as an AHL head coach. It's probably why Willie Desjardins didn't get an interview. Gulutzan's contract is unusual in that he gets just the first two years guaranteed and the club has an option on the third. That's pretty much a statement to how tough the lenders are at negotiating. But don’t think that Gulutzan was hired because he is the cheapest option. The cheapest option would have been to keep Marc Crawford around. Joe Nieuwendyk selected Gulutzan because he really believes he is the best coach. It's not an unusual trend in the NHL. OK, I'm heading to the conference call.