According to the Tages-Anzeiger, there are rumors that Bob Hartley will be HC Lugano's coach as of the 2017-18 season.

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Should this rumor turn out to be accurate, Lugano would have to release Doug Shedden from his contract this spring, as his deal is valid until the end of the 2017-18 season. Furthermore, Bob Hartley just recently signed a one-year contract with the Latvian national team - with the option of adding another season.

At the beginning of December, HC Lugano gave Doug Shedden their vote of confidence, though they had said in their statement that they would keep a close eye on the situation, as the "time for excuses and alibis is over." However, since then, the Bianconeri's place in the standing has improved: They are currently sitting in sixth place.

Last Update: 04 January 2017, 07:48 AM | mso