"Looking back, I didn't realize how passionate the people are here," Housley said during his introductory news conference. "And I'd like to get that passion back as a head coach."
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"You're the one that's going to be making the calls and running the bench, in key situations what kind of decisions are you going to make," Housley said. "I'm looking forward to it. For me, it's more of a challenge."
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