I believe one of our esteemed posters here stated the day that Dudley was promoted and Anderson was fired that "this is not a time for old friendships and repaying old debts" regarding choosing a new coach. It sounds as though Ramsay is very well respected, but I am worried about the fact that his path through the NHL assistant coaching ranks reads a lot like Rick Dudley's path through front offices. Tampa, Florida, Ottawa... Is he really good and loyal to Dudley, or is he just adequate and Dudley keeps extending him patronage?
Time will tell.
Mortimer Peacock adds: Lookee here...
We like this gent's word-statements.