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    Default Christie Leaves Blaze For A Job In The ECHL

    Jason Christie, who guided the Bloomington PrairieThunder to their first playoff appearance and earned Central Hockey League Coach of Year honors last season, has accepted a head coaching job in the ECHL.

    Christie was offered and accepted the position late Monday night from the Ontario Reign, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings in Ontario, Calif.

    "It all happened so fast," Christie said this morning. "It's a great opportunity there, but it will be very hard to leave here."

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    I'm bummed for Harpo.
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    So Wait...this guy was the coach of the Bloomington Praire Thunder last season, just accepted the job with the Bloomington Blaze on July 13, 2011 and has now left (without ever actually coaching the Blaze) for the Reign? So if an AHL team calls this guy will be gone faster than you can remember his name.

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    Lets be fair about that situation. He was the coach of a team last season that was essentially disbanded by way of owner not renewing lease. Weeks later, a new group of owners show up in town with CHL expansion rights and a lease for a place to play. The "new" team is absorbing a bunch of the players and staff from the "old" team. What that situation amounts to is an ownership change and a name change. Its not like he bounced from town to town just ditching teams for raises or promotions. Same league. Same town. New owners.

    As for that thought of him ditching Ontario for the AHL, good luck with that with the record he has as a coach already. Jason Christie hockey statistics & profile at hockeydb.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unruely35 View Post
    As for that thought of him ditching Ontario for the AHL, good luck with that with the record he has as a coach already. Jason Christie hockey statistics & profile at hockeydb.com
    And this is better than Harpo in what way?

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    lack of a mug shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    And this is better than Harpo in what way?
    Lets be honest He has a ton of experience and is a winner everywhere he goes. he has only had 1 losing season out of about 10.
    BTW Harpo has been offered the Asst coaching job, its all up to him if he takes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuxBeingU View Post
    Lets be honest He has a ton of experience and is a winner everywhere he goes. he has only had 1 losing season out of about 10.
    BTW Harpo has been offered the Asst coaching job, its all up to him if he takes it.
    I guess that depends on what you consider a losing season in the ECHL? Miissed the playoffs 2 times in 8 years, 1st round exit in another, 2nd round exit in 3 more and made it to the 4th round twice while never winning the cup.

    I'm sorry, maybe I'm a bit jaded, but that isn't winning everywhere you go to me. Sure, every coach can't be a cup winner and he seems like he isn't the worst choice, but technically the Reign haven't had but 1 losing season out of 3 and yet I'd argue that they fell below expectation all 3 years so lets not put sugar coating on a turd and call it a donut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    lets not put sugar coating on a turd and call it a donut.
    [Looks at chocolate donut in hand. Slowly puts back on desk. erp.]

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