"I think Columbus is hotter after him. #speculation"
Regardless, I put the odds at 4-1 Dineen returns behind the Pirates bench next season. He and his family love this area, which he has stated numerous times on the Jab, so it might be tough to leave, but how long can you avoid the NHL? I'll rank the teams in order of chances he goes there below.
1. Tampa Bay. Dineen would do great things with Steven Stamkos.
2. New Jersey. It would be the best fit for him and the team, but will Lamoriello make the right move?
3. Columbus. Dineen might be able to get this team back on track after they slipped this year.
4. Atlanta. Who the hell wants to coach hockey in Atlanta?
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