RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -The Atlanta Thrashers have called off their coaching search for now.
General manager Don Waddell said Friday that the Thrashers wouldn't hire any outside coaching candidates this season. He fired Bob Hartley last month, took over himself and led Atlanta to a 9-4 record.
``We're keeping it internal, we're not going to bring an external candidate in,'' Waddell said after the Thrashers' 3-0 victory over Carolina. ``We like the way things are going right now, so why change when things are going well?''
Waddell declined to say if he would remain as interim coach through the season, meaning it's possible that assistant coach Brad McCrimmon could be promoted.

NHL Team Pages

Recent NHL Discussions

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Futures

  • CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 5/1
  • NEW YORK RANGERS 10/1
  • TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING 10/1
  • ST LOUIS BLUES 12/1
  • ANAHEIM DUCKS 12/1
  • LOS ANGELES KINGS 12/1
  • PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 14/1
  • MINNESOTA WILD 14/1
  • MONTREAL CANADIENS 14/1
  • NASHVILLE PREDATORS 16/1