Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 5/22/13
Photo by: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America Less than 24 hours after the announcement from David Poile that assistant coach Peter Horachek was relieved of duties from the Nashville Predators, news broke yesterday that Phil Housley would be taking over the bench duties previously held by Horachek. These two moves mark a significant change in philosophy and tactics employed by the Predators since their inaugural season…a change that, for some followers of the Gold and Blue, may be long overdue. Housley has been very busy coaching up some of the more talented U.S. players over the last several years. His resume speaks for itself with a bronze medal this year for the U.S. in Sweden at the World Championships where he served as an assistant coach. He also guided the U.S. Junior team to gold at the 2013 World Junior Championship. Housley is considered to be one of the greatest defenseman in NHL history, ranking fourth all time in points for defensemen. Until a few years back, he h...
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