According to our information, Mike Keenan is seriously exploring options to coach in the National League A next season. While he was already rumored to be in contact with SC Bern at the end of February, the only team left that is looking for a new coach and that might afford Keenan are the ZSC Lions.
After the Lions reportedly turned down Finnish coach Erkka Westerlund yesterday because his style of leadership is too soft, "Iron Mike" Keenan would certainly be the anti-thesis of a soft coach. As Klaus Zaugg wrote on April 4, ZSC wants to take a decision on their new coach within the next two weeks.
The 66-year-old Canadian joined the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk in 2013 and was the first coach to win both the Gagarin Cup (in 2014) and the Stanley Cup (with the New York Rangers in 1994). (tme)