"I don't know what NHL guys think about who they look for in coaches, but I can just tell you about Jon himself, what I think, being a colleague, and that is, whatever it is, he's got it," Herter said. "Whether it's how he manages relationships between the team, how he delivers his message to the team, everybody I know that's played for him in the past and present that I've talked to absolutely loved playing hockey for Jon Cooper. I don't know how much of a [tough guy] he is or not, but his message gets across to the players no matter what level it is."
"There's a lot of good coaches out there. I just think you're talking about a guy who has a track record and a good situation to go to," Herter said.