Mike Keenan has been known for two things during his long coaching, the first being a great deal of success.
Keenan won the Stanly Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994 and took the Philadelphia Flyers to the Stanley Cup Final in 1985 and 1987 and returned in 1993 with the Chicago Blackhawks. He had his teams finish above .500 12 times.
The other thing he is known for is wearing out his welcome. While he wins wherever he goes, his stays are usually brief and usually do not end well.
Earlier this week, Keenan was relieved of his duties as general manager of the Kunlun Red Star in the KHL. Days later he was fired as the team’s head coach following their ninth straight loss and was replaced by Bob Carpenter who played nearly 1200 games in the NHL. He will remain as an executive member on the team’s International Advisory Board.
It will be interesting to see if Keenan will land another head coaching gig in the NHL. He has not been in the league since the 2008-09 season with the Calgary Flames. The Philadelphia Flyers have lost 10 in a row and could use a major shakeup. Reunion?