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The cat was out of the bag, so no surprise this afternoon.
As we told you last night, Luke Richardson is the new head coach of the Binghamton Senators.
Ottawa's assistant general manager says he stood out from a a thick collection of resumes once the job was posted.
Richardson actually came to the GM to say he wanted to be considered, which it turns out was all he needed to do.
He is a 20-year NHL veteran, just recently out of the league who has worked with Ottawa since he retired.
He says he's excited to get out of the coaches box and onto the bench, and it seems the parent club is just as eager.
" I think he's going to have their attention. No one will make a peep when he is speaking. I think he will be very well respected to start off Then how he runs with that, I assume he'll run with that in a good way and he's going to continue on with that."
"I don't want to be a yeller and a screamer and have the players turn me off. When I speak I want to make sure there's an authority level and they want to listen and learn and understand and implement into their game on the ice and off the ice."
We'll have a lot more tonight, but Luke did say one of his big influences as a coach is current Rangers coach John Tortorella.
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