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“The nice thing is the slate is clean,” Nill said. “We don’t have a lot of contracts that tie our hands. We know the positions we’ve got to get better in. We’re fortunate in that we have a good young foundation. We’re just going to continue to make that foundation stronger.”

Nill said he isn’t in a hurry to hire a coach and won’t necessarily swing back to a coach with NHL experience after Gulutzan couldn’t translate his AHL success to the higher level.

“It’s going to be wide open,” Nill said. “There have been some great young coaches that have come in and done some great things with teams. I need to be wide open to that aspect.”


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