After many speculations in the previous weeks, the Vegas Golden Knights just confirmed who would be their head coach for the years to come.
Gerard Gallant was probably the best coach available these days and an excellent choice for the organization. He's known to create lots of team spirit and push rookies to the next levels. Overall, players who were coached by Gallant all tell the same story : he's an excellent coach.
This is a bit of a redemption for him, as he was fired in controversial circumstances by the Panthers last November. We all remember how he was left to take his own cab to leave the arena and get back home. He was replaced by Tom Rowe, with the Panthers tanking and missing the playoffs afterward.
This is a very exciting opportunity for Gallant and we wish him all the luck. He will probably need it, as expansion franchises are known to be tough to build from scratch.