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What does the future hold for Dave Tippett?

May 22, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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Just in time to address those Quebec City rumors, Coyotes general manager Don Maloney is expected today to meet with his coaching staff — including head coach Dave Tippett — to provide an update on the team’s ongoing ownership situation.

The above is according to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman, and it’s especially relevant given Tippett’s contract reportedly expires on June 30.

If Tippett doesn’t remain with the Phoenix organization, there are head-coaching vacancies in Dallas and Colorado, plus a potential opening in Vancouver.

Earlier this week, Tippett told Fox Sports Arizona that the plan is to “just stay in a holding pattern until the end of June and see how things work out.”

Tippett was the NHL’s coach of the year in 2010 and has consistently earned praise for helping the Coyotes succeed on the ice despite financial limitations and other related distractions.

Related: When will the Canucks decide on Vigneault?

  1. thailer35 - May 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Please keep Tip here!!

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 22, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      Here? The team is moving to Quebec, and he doesn’t want to pay 54% of his income to the prov and fed governments. Can’t blame him for that.

  2. soro17 - May 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Hopefully he is banished from the league forever and stuck in purgatory drawing up plans for the perfect line change and the perfect 0-5 forechecking system. On his way out, he should apologize to hockey fans everywhere. There is one thing to be thankful for and that is that he has been stuck in Phoenix.

    • tfaltin - May 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      Bitter Stars fan?

      • imacdane - May 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM

        Why would a Stars fan be bitter towards Tippet? He didn’t leave, he was fired.

  3. tfaltin - May 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    I’d love to see Tippett open up the Rangers offense…. Seriously though, great coach.

  4. tmoore4075 - May 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Tell the NHL to find an buyer for the Coyotes and then we’ll have a better idea. Kinda sucks for him to hanging in the wind like that.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      Quebec City! I’m guessing.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      Actually! Yahoo Sports has quoted a source that Quebecor and the NHL are negotiating.

      • tmoore4075 - May 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        Yeah I saw some tweets about that this am. Of course Quebecor and the NHL both deny it. If they move I wonder if he’d want to go to QC or if the new owners would want him there. Again just getting a solution to it whether they stay or go is good for everyone.

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM

        Quebecor, a communication company based in Montreal will likely want to hire a bilingual coach to deal with the press and reach out to their market base which will largely be French.

  5. billyhauntswizards - May 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Tippet is an excellent coach if your team lacks talent. Hope wherever he goes he does well.

  6. govtminion - May 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    To be honest, I’ve been under the impression that the reason the Avalanche haven’t moved forward is because they’re waiting to see what happens with Tippett. He’d be a good choice to take over that team.

  7. dumbassgreg - May 22, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    would be interesting if given talent like colorado has would he open it up. let skill players play . would he still be same like trotz,torts take the joy and skill out of game.

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