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Marc Crawford agrees to coach a team in Switzerland

Jul 2, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT

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Marc Crawford fell short in whatever NHL head coaching races he was in this summer, but that won’t stop him from making big moves for a hockey club. Darren Dreger reports that Crawford will coach the Zurich ZSC Lions, a team that’s located in Zurich, Switzerland.

(The full name for the ZSC Lions is: Z├╝rcher Schlittschuh Club Lions, by the way.)

Crawford spent the last season as an analyst for TSN after being fired following the 2010-11 season with the Dallas Stars. Crawford coached the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche for four seasons, the Vancouver Canucks for seven and the Los Angeles Kings and Dallas Stars for two seasons apiece.

Beyond scratching that itch, you have to wonder if this sojourn in Switzerland will help him scrap his way back to the NHL. Do you think we’ll see him as a head coach again?

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    99% chance he will be coaching in the NHL again someday, he is waiting for the right job but may as well get paid waiting until that happens.

  2. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 2, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    99% chance he will be coaching in the NHL again someday, he is waiting for the right job but may as well get paid waiting until that happens.

  3. dhawks19 - Jul 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    At least it’s not the KHL

  4. loinstache - Jul 2, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    The Crow is not a bad on the panel and is at least an eventful coach (Stanley Cup and the West Coast Express Canucks). Glad to see his passion is still in coaching, I would like to see him back in the NHL.

  5. barbarian9 - Jul 2, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    He is trying out Bob Hartley’s path to return behind an NHL bench. May work out just fine.

  6. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    And who in their right mind turns down a chance to live and work in Switzerland?

  7. tmoore4075 - Jul 2, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    In related news, Alex Semin has signed with the Zurich ZSC Lions. lol jk

  8. finley7777 - Jul 2, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    he made the right decission! Bob Hartley went to the Zsc Lions and he won the Swiss championchip with them this year. now he is back in the nhl! players like jeff tambellini or ryan shannon play in zurich.
    its a very good club. Zurich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe. so i think he is in good hands and will return to the nhl soon! :)

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