The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported today that the Randy Cunneyworth will remain the head coach of the Rochester Americans. Cunneyworth applied for a job as an assistant coach with the Florida Panthers but he was not hired which allowed him to remain with Rochester.
"I'm disappointed I didn't get the job, but now I'll refocus on the job I did before," Cunneyworth said. "Obviously I wouldn't have applied for the job if I wasn't excited to take on a new challenge. But this was a possibility I realized could happen."
The question is how will his mind set be now that he is back in Rochester. Cunneyworth obviously wants to be in the NHL and who could blame him. I just hope that his heart is still in it the way it was before. The Sabres have to give a lot of credit to Cunneyworth and the Amerks for the success they have enjoyed the past two seasons and hope to have in the future.
"We view it as good news for the Buffalo Sabres," Regier said. "From my perspective it is very important. He's been very successful on the development front.
"All you have to do is look at our roster. He's been a tremendously valuable person for our organization."
I would have to echo the sentiments shared by Darcy. The question is should the Sabres make a spot for him with the Sabres to avoid his imminenet departure. The second an opportunity pops up Randy will be gone the Sabres should be the team to give him that opportunity and not allow him to go elsewhere.